Efficient modelling of short and wide leaf springs using a superelement formulation

Mieke Van Den Belt, Jurnan Schilder, Dannis Brouwer

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    In this work, a recently developed superelement in the floating frame of reference formulation will be applied to plate elements. It is shown that for applications in which short and wide leaf springs are required, currently used flexible multibody models using beam elements do not provide sufficient accuracy. Relevance of the new formulation for the efficient modelling of flexure mechanisms will be shown.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 33rd ASPE Annual Meeting
    PublisherAmerican Society for Precision Engineering
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781887706773
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
    Event33rd ASPE Annual Meeting 2018 - Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, Las Vegas, United States
    Duration: 4 Nov 20189 Nov 2018
    Conference number: 33


    Conference33rd ASPE Annual Meeting 2018
    Abbreviated titleASPE 2018
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas


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