Optimal synthesis of compliant mechanisms to satisfy kinematic and structural requirements - Preliminary results

Mary I. Frecker, Noboru Kikuchi, Sridhar Kota

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

15 Scopus citations

Abstract

Compliant mechanism synthesis is an automated design procedure which allows the designer to systematically generate the optimal structural form for a particular set of loading and motion requirements. The synthesis method presented here solves a particular class of design problems, where the compliant mechanism is required to be both flexible to meet motion requirements, and stiff to withstand external loads. A two-part problem formulation is proposed using mutual and strain energies, whereby the conflicting design objectives of required flexibility and stiffness are handled via multi-criteria optimization. The resulting compliant mechanism topologies satisfy both kinematic and structural requirements. The problem formulation is implemented using a truss ground structure and SLP algorithm. Several design examples are presented to illustrate this method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication22nd Design Automation Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791897591
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
EventASME 1996 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers in Engineering Conference, DETC-CIE 1996 - Irvine, United States
Duration: Aug 18 1996Aug 22 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceASME 1996 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers in Engineering Conference, DETC-CIE 1996
CountryUnited States
CityIrvine
Period8/18/968/22/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Optimal synthesis of compliant mechanisms to satisfy kinematic and structural requirements - Preliminary results'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this