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A Computational Approach to the Number of Synthesis of Linkages

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Anupam Saxena, G. K. Ananthasuresh

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6315

J. Mech. Des 125(1), 110-118 (Mar 21, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1539513 History: Received January 01, 2001; Revised May 01, 2002; Online March 21, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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A compliant displacement amplifying mechanism (a) undeformed (b) deformed
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Kinetostatic task specification for compliant mechanism synthesis (a) kinetostatic task specifications for compliant mechanisms (b) beam element-based super structure parameterization
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(a) Optimized topology for the problem in Fig. 2(b) (b) deformed configuration superimposed on the undeformed configuration
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Cantilever with a tip load and its pseudo rigid-body model
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(a) Interpretation in terms of rigid portions and thin beams (b) equivalent rigid-body linkage with torsional springs using pseudo rigid-body model (c) rigid-body linkage with two degrees of freedom (d) 7-link rigid-body kinematic chain with two degrees of freedom
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Example 1 (a) task specifications (b) optimal topology (c) deformed configuration (d) interpreted compliant topology (e) equivalent rigid-link mechanism
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Example 2 (a) task specifications (b) optimal topology (c) deformed configuration (d) interpreted compliant topology (e) equivalent rigid-link mechanism
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Example 3 (a) task specifications (b) optimal topology (c) deformed configuration (d) compliant topology (e) equivalent rigid-link mechanism
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An example to show the effect of size of the grid on the rsulting topologies. The grid size in (b) is half that of (a).

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