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)
Pages123-135
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event27th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Sep 29 2002Oct 2 2002

Conference

Conference27th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, Que.
Period9/29/0210/2/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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