Detc 2006-99752 Elastic Averaging in Flexure Mechanisms : a Multibeam Parallelogram Flexure Case-study

@inproceedings{Awtar2006Detc2E,
  title={Detc 2006-99752 Elastic Averaging in Flexure Mechanisms : a Multibeam Parallelogram Flexure Case-study},
  author={Shorya Awtar},
  year={2006}
}
Over-constraint is an important concern in mechanism design because it can lead to a loss in desired mobility. In distributed-compliance flexure mechanisms, this problem is alleviated due to the phenomenon of elastic averaging, thus enabling performance-enhancing geometric arrangements that are otherwise unrealizable. The principle of elastic averaging is illustrated in this paper by means of a multi-beam parallelogram flexure mechanism. In a lumped-compliance configuration, this mechanism is… CONTINUE READING