Design of compliant mechanisms with selective compliance

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Autor(en): Hasse A, Campanile LF
Zeitschrift: Smart Materials & Structures
Verlag: Institute of Physics: Hybrid Open Access
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2009
Band: 18
Heftnummer: 11
ISSN: 0964-1726
Sprache: Englisch


Conventional mechanisms provide a defined mobility, which expresses the number of degrees of freedom of the mechanism. This allows the system to be driven by a low number of control outputs. This property is virtually retained in the case of compliant mechanisms with lumped compliance, which are obtained by replacing the conventional hinges by solid-state ones. Compliant mechanisms with distributed compliance have, in general, an infinite number of degrees of freedom and therefore cannot guarantee defined kinematics. In this paper the concept of compliant mechanisms with selective compliance is introduced. This special class of compliant mechanisms combines the advantages of distributed compliance with the easy controllability of systems with defined kinematics. The task is accomplished by introducing a new design criterion based on a modal formulation. After this design criterion has been implemented in an optimization formulation for a formal optimization procedure, mechanisms are obtained in which a freely chosen deformation pattern is associated with a low deformation energy while other deformation patterns are considerably stiffer. Besides the description of the modal design criterion and the associated objective function, the sensitivity analysis of the objective function is presented and an application example is shown. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Hasse, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Professur für Mechatronische Systeme


Hasse, A., & Campanile, L.F. (2009). Design of compliant mechanisms with selective compliance. Smart Materials & Structures, 18(11).

Hasse, Alexander, and Lucio Flavio Campanile. "Design of compliant mechanisms with selective compliance." Smart Materials & Structures 18.11 (2009).


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