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Non-dimensionalized Feasibility Maps for Designing Compliant Mechanisms

Bharadwaj, Kishor KS and Ramesh, T and Ananthasuresh, GK (2019) Non-dimensionalized Feasibility Maps for Designing Compliant Mechanisms. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8597-0_49


A Spring-Lever (SL) model with two degrees of freedom is a lumped model for a single-input-single-output (SISO) compliant mechanism just as a spring is a single degree-of-freedom model for an elastic structure under one load. Three parameters of an SL model help visualize compliant mechanisms in a database juxtaposed with a feasible map constructed using quantitative specifications of a given design problem. In the past work, this approach is shown to be effective in selection and re-design based method of designing compliant mechanisms. This work extends the method to designing compliant mechanisms at multiple length scales through non-dimensionalization of two stiffness parameters in the SL model. Nonlinear large-displacement behavior of compliant mechanisms and user-specifications are accurately captured in non-dimensionalized stiffness maps. After describing the procedure for constructing non-dimensionalized stiffness maps, the method of designing compliant mechanisms using the maps is illustrated through examples and case-studies.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Keywords: Spring-Lever model; Elastica; Scaling; Dimensional analysis
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 11:11
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 06:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/62447

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