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Characteristics of Beam-based Flexure Modules Submitted to the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design
 

Summary: 1
Characteristics of Beam-based Flexure Modules
Submitted to the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design
Authors
Shorya Awtar1
Precision Engineering Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
518-577-5500, shorya@mit.edu
Alexander H. Slocum
Precision Engineering Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
617-253-0012, slocum@mit.edu
Edip Sevincer
Omega Advanced Solutions Inc., Troy NY
518-276-8191, sevincer@omegaadvanced.com
Abstract
The beam flexure is an important constraint element in flexure mechanism design. Non-
linearities arising from the force equilibrium conditions in a beam significantly affect its
properties as a constraint element. Consequently, beam-based flexure mechanisms suffer from
performance tradeoffs in terms of motion range, accuracy and stiffness, while benefiting from

  

Source: Awtar, Shorya - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Engineering