Design of a new R-P compliant joint

Qiaoling Meng, Yangmin Li

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Abstract

Compliant joints can functionally act as connectors as the traditional rigid joints in compliant mechanisms. A new compliant joint that composed of revolute together with prismatic is proposed in this paper. Closed form equations for describing the stiffness and stress characteristics are derived based on the Castigliano's displacement theorem. Two comparisons that made with two common flexure hinges (corner-filleted flexure hinges and circular flexure hinges) indicate that the new joint is more flexible and produces low stress concentrations than circular and corner-filleted flexures in terms of being a revolute joint. In addition, the proposed joint can implement axial translational motion due to decreasing axial stiffness. These predictions are confirmed by finite element simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
Subtitle of host publicationMechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013
Pages229-234
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: Mechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013 - Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Duration: 9 Jul 201312 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: Mechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityWollongong, NSW
Period9/07/1312/07/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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