Design of compliant joints for large scale structures

Angela Nastevska, Jovana Jovanova, Mary Frecker

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Abstract

Large scale structures can benefit from the design of compliant joints that can provide flexibility and adaptability. A high level of deformation is achieved locally with the design of flexures in compliant mechanisms. Additionally, by introducing contact-aided compliant mechanisms, nonlinear bending stiffness is achieved to make the joints flexible in one direction and stiff in the opposite one. All these concepts have been explored in small scale engineering design, but they have not been applied to large scale structures. In this paper the design of a large scale compliant mechanism is proposed for novel design of a foldable shipping container. The superelasticity of nickel titanium is shown to be beneficial in designing the joints of the compliant mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2020 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2020
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791884027
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventASME 2020 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Sep 15 2020 → …

Publication series

NameASME 2020 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2020

Conference

ConferenceASME 2020 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period9/15/20 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Biomaterials

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