Analysis and Optimization-Based Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms
Compliant mechanisms fulfil a desired force and displacement characteristic. The development of such structures having a defined kinematical motion and subjected to several constraints, like deformability, stiffness and activation force is highly challenging. The present work deals with a methodology for analysing compliant mechanisms considering geometrically nonlinear deformations. By assembling pre-calculated nonlinear beam elements a new beam truss approach is introduced. The accuracy and quality of the mechanical model are verified by selected examples and compared to existing methods.
Pietro VINCENZINI and Salvatore GRAZIANI
A. Hasse and L. F. Campanile, "Analysis and Optimization-Based Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 58, pp. 47-53, 2008