Modeling and experimental validation of a bistable mechanism for chord extension morphing

Terrence Johnson, Farhan Gandhi, Mary Frecker

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Abstract

The concept proposed in thei work for chord extension is the use of a bistable arch and thin plate system. There are two foci of this paper: (1) Design of the arch and (2)Model validation via experiment. Results show that bistability and symmetric deformation can be achieved when there are flexible hinges at the boundary and input. In addition, the presented finite element model provides good agreement with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2010
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2010
EventActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2010Mar 11 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
NumberPART 1
Volume7643
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/8/103/11/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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