System behaviour of a multiple overconstrained compliant four-bar mechanism

Werner W.P.J. Van De Sande, Ronald G.K.M. Aarts, Dannis M. Brouwer

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A method is proposed to identify the critical misalignment of a multiple overconstrained mechanism. This misalignment indicates the limit of desirable behaviour. The proposed method is compared with a multibody simulation of a compliant four-bar mechanism with three overconstraints. Subsequently, both analyses are compared to an experimental setup. The proposed method compares well to the multibody model. The proposed method and multibody simulation match qualitatively with measurements of the four-bar mechanism. However, the measured critical misalignments are about 30% larger in the experiment. As such, the proposed method is able to compute the critical misalignment of the four-bar mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ASPE 2015 Annual Meeting
PublisherAmerican Society for Precision Engineering
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781887706698
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Event30th ASPE Annual Meeting 2015 - Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, United States
Duration: 1 Nov 20156 Nov 2015
Conference number: 30


Conference30th ASPE Annual Meeting 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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