Title

Realization of an Arbitrary Planar Stiffness With a Simple Symmetric Parallel Mechanism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2011

Source Publication

Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics

Source ISSN

1942-4302

Abstract

This paper presents a new method for the realization of a planar compliant behavior with an elastic mechanism. The mechanisms considered are parallel with symmetric geometry. We show that any planar stiffness matrix can be realized using a parallel mechanism with four line springs connected symmetrically. Among the four springs, two are identical parallel springs equidistant from the stiffness center, and the other two identical springs intersect at the stiffness center. A synthesis procedure based on geometry is presented and mechanism compactness is discussed.

Comments

Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol. 3, No. 4 (November 2011): 041006. DOI.