Influences of Diaphragm Springs on Operation Performances of Sight-Stabilizing Mechanism
Sight-stabilizing mechanisms controlled by diaphragm springs and other damping elements is an important subordinate system of airborne sight stabilizing System. The performances of sight-stabilizing system depend on the characteristics of kinematics and dynamics of the system in a great extent. Among various external moments acting on the rod of the manipulator, such as those moments caused by damper, positioning spring, and restoration spring, the forces by diaphragm springs are most obvious. According to the structure form and motion peculiarity, the rod can be equivalent to a rigid body turning around a fix point. Simulation results reveal that the moment of the restoration spring to the rod is proportional to the angular displacement, and that the moment is the most prominent factor influencing the operating performances among all these moments. Through reasonable adjustments of structural parameters of the restoration spring, the performances of the sight-stabilizing system can be improved greatly; the analysis method provides a basis for guiding the design of concerned structural parameters of sight-stabilizing system.
G. M. Guo and L. Hong, "Influences of Diaphragm Springs on Operation Performances of Sight-Stabilizing Mechanism", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 211-212, pp. 384-388, 2011