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Compliant Mechanisms

Design of Flexure Hinges

Compliant Mechanisms by Nicolae Lobontiu
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Preface

INTRODUCTION

COMPLIANCE-BASED DESIGN OF FLEXURE HINGES
Introduction
Generic Mathematical Formulation
Single-Axis Flexure Hinges for Two-Dimensional Applications
Multiple-Axis Flexure Hinges for Three-Dimensional Applications
Two-Axis Flexure Hinges for Three-Dimensional Applications
Conclusions

STATICS OF FLEXURE-BASED COMPLIANT MECHANISMS
Introduction
Planar Compliant Mechanisms
Spatial Compliant Mechanisms

DYNAMICS OF FLEXURE-BASED COMPLIANT MECHANISMS
Introduction
Elastic Potential Energy for Individual Flexure Hinges
Kinetic Energy for Individual Flexure Hinges
Free and Forced Response of Flexure-Based Compliant Mechanisms
Damping Effects

FINITE ELEMENT FORMULATION FOR FLEXURE HINGES AND FLEXURE-BASED COMPLIANT MECHANISMS
Introduction
Generic Formulation
Elemental Matrices for Flexure Hinges
Elemental Matrices for Rigid Links
Application Example
Appendix

TOPICS BEYOND THE MINIMAL MODELING APPROACH TO FLEXURE HINGES
Large Deformations
Buckling
Torsion of Noncircular Cross-Section Flexure Hinges
Composite Flexure Hinges
Thermal Effects
Shape Optimization
Means of Actuation
Fabrication

APPLICATIONS OF FLEXURE-BASED COMPLIANT MECHANISMS
Macroscale Applications
Microscale (MEMS) Applications
CRC Press; December 2002
469 pages; ISBN 9781420040272
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Title: Compliant Mechanisms
Author: Nicolae Lobontiu
 
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