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RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

A Compliance Number Concept for Compliant Mechanisms, and Type Synthesis

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I. Her

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 80424, The Republic of China

A. Midha

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 109(3), 348-355 (Sep 01, 1987) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258802 History: Received August 26, 1986; Online November 19, 2009

Abstract

While much has been contributed to techniques for enumerating and identifying rigid-body mechanisms in the past decades, proportionally little has been accomplished in this regard in compliant mechanisms design. This paper deals primarily with identification and discussion of important kinematic properties of compliant mechanisms. To facilitate these appropriate terminology is developed at the very fundamental level. The conventional degrees-of-freedom concept for a rigid-body chain is briefly reviewed. It is then used to help define a compliance number (or degrees-of-compliance) concept for characterizing compliant mechanisms. Finally, a systematic and convenient approach is presented, enabling the type synthesis of this class of mechanisms.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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