Large stroke high support stiffness flexure based universal joint

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    Abstract

    Universal two degree of freedom flexure joints are often used for parallel manipulators or applications which demand transmission of torque. However, contemporary flexure-based universal joints are limited to small deflection angles caused by their strong loss of stiffness in support directions when deflected or are initially already compliant in the intended support directions. In this paper, a new concept for a high performance large stroke universal flexure joint is presented which can maintain a high level of support stiffness in both translational and torsional directions over its total range of motion of 25 degrees.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages398-412
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2016
    Event32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering, ASPE 2017 - The Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, United States
    Duration: 29 Oct 20173 Nov 2017
    Conference number: 32

    Conference

    Conference32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering, ASPE 2017
    Abbreviated titleASPE 2017
    CountryUnited States
    CityCharlotte
    Period29/10/173/11/17

    Keywords

    • Compliant mechanisms
    • Universal joints
    • Large stroke
    • Flexure mechanisms

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