An Analysis of Non-Uniform Deformation of a Pantograph for Bellows Applications
In this study, an analytical model is developed to analyze non-uniform deformation of a pantograph. The analytical model is verified by comparing predicted deformations with experimentally measured deformations of a pantograph. The effects of total displacement and gaps on non-uniformity are numerically simulated to provide the physical insight into the deformation mechanism of a pantograph. Design guidelines are suggested to minimize non-uniform deformation of a pantograph, and hence also of an associated bellows.
A. Saimoto and M.H. Aliabadi
J. H. Kim et al., "An Analysis of Non-Uniform Deformation of a Pantograph for Bellows Applications", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 585-588, 2011