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Title: Redundantly constrained laminar structure as weak-link mechanisms

Abstract

Redundantly constrained laminar structures as weak-link mechanisms and a novel method for manufacturing the redundantly constrained laminar structures as weak-link mechanisms are provided. The method for producing the redundantly constrained laminar structures as weak-link mechanisms is carried out by lithographic techniques. A designed pattern is repeatedly chemically etched with a mask to produce a plurality of individual identical units. The units are stacked together to form the laminar structure and are secured together with fasteners. A high quality adhesive can be applied to the sides of the laminar structure to provide the mechanism equivalent to a single piece mechanism. The redundantly constrained laminar structures as weak-link mechanisms of the invention include a stack of a plurality of thin material structures. The stack of structures forming a laminar structure include multiple weak-link connections providing controllable movements in a plane of the layer and having a desired stiffness and stability. The plurality of thin material structures include predetermined locating-holes used with locating-pins to precisely stack the thin material structures together and are used with fasteners to secure the stack together.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531500
Patent Number(s):
6,984,335
Application Number:
10/619,111
Assignee:
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2003-07-14
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Shu, Deming, Toellner, Thomas S., and Alp, E. Ercan. Redundantly constrained laminar structure as weak-link mechanisms. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Shu, Deming, Toellner, Thomas S., & Alp, E. Ercan. Redundantly constrained laminar structure as weak-link mechanisms. United States.
Shu, Deming, Toellner, Thomas S., and Alp, E. Ercan. Tue . "Redundantly constrained laminar structure as weak-link mechanisms". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531500.
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abstractNote = {Redundantly constrained laminar structures as weak-link mechanisms and a novel method for manufacturing the redundantly constrained laminar structures as weak-link mechanisms are provided. The method for producing the redundantly constrained laminar structures as weak-link mechanisms is carried out by lithographic techniques. A designed pattern is repeatedly chemically etched with a mask to produce a plurality of individual identical units. The units are stacked together to form the laminar structure and are secured together with fasteners. A high quality adhesive can be applied to the sides of the laminar structure to provide the mechanism equivalent to a single piece mechanism. The redundantly constrained laminar structures as weak-link mechanisms of the invention include a stack of a plurality of thin material structures. The stack of structures forming a laminar structure include multiple weak-link connections providing controllable movements in a plane of the layer and having a desired stiffness and stability. The plurality of thin material structures include predetermined locating-holes used with locating-pins to precisely stack the thin material structures together and are used with fasteners to secure the stack together.},
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