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Compliant Mechanisms - Larry L. Howell

Compliant Mechanisms

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Published: 3rd August 2001
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A concise survey of compliant mechanisms-from fundamentals to state-of-the-art applications<br> This volume presents the newest and most effective methods for the analysis and design of compliant mechanisms. It provides a detailed review of compliant mechanisms and includes a wealth of useful design examples for engineers, students, and researchers.<br> Concise chapters guide the reader from simple to more challenging concepts-using examples of increasing complexity-eventually leading to real-world applications for specific types of devices. The author focuses on compliant mechanisms that can be designed using both standard linear beam equations and more advanced pseudo-rigid-body models. He describes a number of special-purpose compliant mechanisms that have use across a wide range of applications and discusses compliant mechanisms in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) with several accompanying MEMS examples.<br> Coverage of essential topics in strength of materials, machine design, and kinematics is provided to allow for a self-contained book that requires little additional reference to solve compliant mechanism problems. This information can be used as a refresher on the basics or as resource material for readers from other disciplines currently working in MEMS.<br> Compliant Mechanisms serves as both an introductory text for students and an up-to-date resource for practitioners and researchers. It provides comprehensive, expert coverage of this growing field.

"recommended as an adjunct to conventional texts" (Materials & Design, No.23 2002)

"This volume presents the newest and most effective methods for the analysis and design of compliant mechanisms. It provides a detailed review of compliant mechanisms and includes a wealth of useful design examples". (Engineering Designer, 1 May 2002)

Preface.

Introduction.

Flexibility and Deflection.

Failure Prevention.

Rigid-Link Mechanisms.

Pseudo-Rigid-Body Model.

Force-Deflection Relationships.

Numerical Methods.

Compliant Mechanism Synthesis.

Optimal Synthesis with Continuum Models.

Special-Purpose Mechanisms.

Bistable Mechanisms.

Appendix A: References.

Appendix B: Properties of Sections.

Appendix C: Material Properties.

Appendix D: Linear Elastic Beam Deflections.

Appendix E: Pseudo-Rigid-Body Models.

Appendix F: Evaluation of Elliptic Integrals.

Appendix G: Type Synthesis of Compliant Mechanisms.

Index.

ISBN: 9780471384786
ISBN-10: 047138478X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 3rd August 2001
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.25  x 2.83
Edition Number: 1