PZT-Actuated Compliant Locking Device

Martin Tschiersky, Giovanni Berselli, Just Laurens Herder, Dannis Michel Brouwer, Stefano Stramigioli

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    In this paper, a novel design of a fully compliant locking device is presented, for possible application in robotic actuation systems. The synthesis method based on a rigid linkage mechanism is explained, a parametrization scheme is proposed, and an optimization procedure is conducted using kinetostatic flexible multi-body analysis in conjunction with global optimization techniques. The performance of the optimized locking device design is validated via numerical simulations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting
    PublisherAmerican Society for Precision Engineering
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-887706-77-3
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 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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