Topology design of multifunctional compliant mechanisms with smart material actuation

Ryan P. Dziedzic, Mary I. Frecker, Randy S. Haluck

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Abstract

A method for designing multifunctional compliant mechanisms with smart material actuation is presented. A topology optimization approach is proposed where both passive and active elements can act as design variables. The target application is multifunctional instruments for minimally invasive surgery, which stands to benefit significantly from the advances provided by compliant mechanisms and smart material actuators. Design examples are presented to illustrate the method and the effect of including actuator elements as design variables on the topology and performance of the optimal solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2002
Pages123-135
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2002
EventASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2002 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Sep 29 2002Oct 2 2002

Publication series

NameASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2002
Volume5

Conference

ConferenceASME 2002 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2002
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period9/29/0210/2/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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