Comparison of circular flexure hinge compliance modeling methods

Merve Acer*, Asif Sabanovic

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Abstract

This paper presents the analytical in-plane compliance calculation methods for single axis circular flexure hinges and compares the methods with Finite Element Analysis (FEA). These comparisons are also made for varying geometric parameters not only for b (the width of the flexure) but also t (the shortest distance of the flexure) parameter. The analyses give us the selectable calculation methods for certain b and t parameters besides they show which geometric parameter (b or t) have more influence on in which direction of compliances. Thus, while designing a flexure based mechanism this work gives us the advantage of selecting right in-plane compliance calculation methods which are less time consuming and easier than FEA and it also helps us to choose the right geometric parameters by showing the effects of them on the compliances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2011 - Proceedings
Pages271-276
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 13 Apr 201115 Apr 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2011 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2011
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period13/04/1115/04/11

Keywords

  • circular hinge
  • compliance
  • Compliant mechanism
  • finite element analysis
  • flexure

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