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)
Flexibility and Deflection.
Compliant Mechanism Synthesis.
Optimal Synthesis with Continuum Models.
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.