A new type of compliant spatial four-bar (RSSR) mechanism


TANIK E., PARLAKTAŞ V.

MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY, vol.46, no.5, pp.593-606, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2011.01.004
  • Journal Name: MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.593-606
  • Keywords: Spatial mechanisms, Compliant mechanisms, RSSR mechanisms, RIGID-BODY MODEL, FLEXURE HINGES, TRANSMISSION OPTIMIZATION, SKEW 4-BAR, DESIGN, LINKAGE, EQUATIONS, PIVOTS, MOTION

Abstract

This paper presents a novel study on the analysis and design of a new type compliant spatial four-bar (RSSR) mechanism. To the best of our knowledge, any research on compliant spatial mechanisms which possesses out of plane motions is not available in the literature. This study introduces enumeration and novel approach for the analysis and design of such mechanisms. The analysis and design are performed with the pseudo-rigid-body model (PRBM). Since there are numerous applications of rigid spatial four bar mechanisms, it is strongly believed that a compliant version of such mechanisms may find many applications. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.