Geometry Based Synthesis of Planar Compliances with Redundant Mechanisms Having Five Compliant Components
Mechanism and Machine Theory
In this paper, a geometric approach to the passive realization of any planar compliance with a redundant compliant mechanism is presented. The mechanisms considered are either simple serial mechanisms consisting of five elastic joints or simple parallel mechanisms consisting of five springs. For each type of mechanism, realization conditions to achieve a given compliance are derived. The physical significance of each condition is identified and graphically interpreted. Geometry based synthesis procedures to achieve any given compliance are developed for both types of mechanisms. Since each realization condition imposes restrictions solely on the mechanism geometry, the procedures allow one to choose the geometric properties of each component (from a set of admissible options) independently from the selection of the elastic properties of each component.
Huang, Shuguang and Schimmels, Joseph M., "Geometry Based Synthesis of Planar Compliances with Redundant Mechanisms Having Five Compliant Components" (2019). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research and Publications. 242.
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Accepted version. Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 134 (April 2019): 645-666. DOI. © 2019 Elsevier. Used with permission