Partially compliant spatial slider-crank (RSSP) mechanism


PARLAKTAŞ V., TANIK E.

MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY, vol.46, no.11, pp.1707-1718, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2011.06.010
  • Journal Name: MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1707-1718
  • Keywords: Spatial mechanisms, Compliant mechanisms, RSSP mechanisms, RIGID-BODY MODEL, FLEXURE HINGES, DESIGN, EQUATIONS, PIVOTS, MOTION, JOINTS, LENGTH

Abstract

In this study, a novel compliant mechanism, "partially compliant spatial slider-crank (RSSP)" is proposed. All possible configurations of compliant RSSP mechanisms are classified and discussed. A method is derived to determine deflection of the multiple-axis flexural hinge for all positions of the crank. A design procedure for partially compliant RSSP mechanisms is introduced. In order to prove the feasibility of the proposed mathematical model, a real model is built and it is shown that results are consistent. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.