Compliant Mechanisms: Design of Flexure Hinges by Nicolae Lobontiu

By Nicolae Lobontiu

Flexure hinges carry a number of merits over classical rotation joints, together with no friction losses, no use for lubrication, no hysteresis, compactness, means to be used in small-scale purposes, ease of fabrication, almost no meeting, and no required upkeep. Compliant Mechanisms: layout of Flexure Hinges offers functional solutions to the current and destiny wishes of effective layout, research, and optimization of units that include flexure hinges. With a hugely unique process the text:

  • Discusses new and classical sorts of flexure hinges (single-, - and multiple-axis) for 2- and third-dimensional applications
  • Addresses quite a lot of commercial purposes, together with micro- and nano-scale mechanisms
  • Quantifies flexibility, precision of rotation, sensitivity to parasitic loading, power intake, and rigidity boundaries via closed-form compliance equations
  • Offers a unitary presentation of person flexure hinges as fully-compliant individuals via closed-form compliance (spring charges) equations
  • Fully defines the lumped-parameter compliance, inertia and damping houses of flexure hinges
  • Develops a finite aspect method of compliant mechanisms by way of giving the basic formula of latest flexure hinge line elements
  • Incorporates extra complex subject matters devoted to flexure hinges together with huge deformations, buckling, torsion, composite flexures, form optimization and thermal effects

    Compliant Mechanisms: layout of Flexure Hinges offers sensible solutions and instructions to the desires of successfully designing, interpreting, and optimizing units that come with flexure hinges. It includes ready-to-use plots and easy equations describing a number of flexure forms for the pro that wishes fast suggestions to present functions. The booklet additionally presents self-contained, easy-to-apply mathematical instruments that supply adequate tips for real-time challenge fixing of additional applications.
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