A Pseudo-Rigid-Body Model for Initially-Curved Pinned-Pinned Segments Used in Compliant Mechanisms

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Brian T. Edwards, Brian D. Jensen, Larry L. Howell

Mechanical Engineering Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602

J. Mech. Des 123(3), 464-468 (Jun 01, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1376396 History: Received June 01, 1999
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PRBM in deflected position
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PRBM for entire FBPP segment
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Force-deflection relationship at various κ0
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A functionally binary pinned-pinned (FBPP) segment
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Half-model of FBPP segment
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Non-dimensionalized tip deflection at various κ0 values



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