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Parametric Deflection Approximations for End-Loaded, Large-Deflection Beams in Compliant Mechanisms
Geometric nonlinearities often complicate the analysis of systems containing largedeflection members. The time and resources required to develop closed-form or numerical solutions have inspired theExpand
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Handbook of compliant mechanisms
Compliant mechanisms offer advantages such as increased performance (for example, high precision, low weight, low friction), lower cost (such as simplified manufacture, low part count), and ability to miniaturize (they make possible micro and nano mechanical devices). Expand
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Accommodating Thickness in Origami-Based Deployable Arrays
The purpose of this work is to create deployment systems with a large ratio of stowed-to-deployed diameter. Deployment from a compact form to a final flat state can be achieved throughExpand
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Modeling the thermal behavior of a surface-micromachined linear-displacement thermomechanical microactuator
Thermomechanical microactuators possess a number of desirable attributes including ease of fabrication and large force and displacement capabilities relative to other types of microactuators. TheseExpand
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Evaluation of equivalent spring stiffness for use in a pseudo-rigid-body model of large-deflection compliant mechanisms
Compliant mechanisms gain some or all of their mobility from the flexibility of their members rather than from rigid-body joints only. More efficient and usable analysis and design techniques areExpand
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A Loop-Closure Theory for the Analysis and Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms
Compliant mechanisms gain at least some of their motion from flexible members. The combination of large-deflection beam analysis, kinematic motion analysis, and energy storage makes the analysis ofExpand
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Lamina Emergent Torsional (LET) Joint
Abstract Part of the challenge in designing compliant mechanisms is finding suitable joints that provide the needed motion and force–deflection characteristics. The Lamina Emergent Torsional (LET)Expand
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The modeling of cross-axis flexural pivots
Cross-axis flexural pivots, formed by crossing two flexible beams at their midpoints, have been used in compliant mechanisms for many years. Expand
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Identification of compliant pseudo-rigid-body four-link mechanism configurations resulting in bistable behavior
Bistable mechanisms, which have two stable equilibria within their range of motion, are important parts of a wide variety of systems, such as closures, valves, switches, and clasps. CompliantExpand
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