Large stroke flexure hinges inherently lose support stiffness when deflected due to load components in compliant bending and torsion directions. To maximize performance over the entire range of motion, a topology optimization suited for large stroke flexure hinges is developed to obtain an optimized design tuned for a specific application. This method is applied on two test cases which have resulted in two hinge designs with unmatched performance with respect to the customary three flexure cross hinge.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Oct 2016|
|Event||3rd DSPE Conference on Precision Mechatronics 2016 - St. Michielsgestel, Netherlands|
Duration: 4 Oct 2016 → 5 Oct 2016
Conference number: 3
|Conference||3rd DSPE Conference on Precision Mechatronics 2016|
|Period||4/10/16 → 5/10/16|