Dimensionless design graphs for flexure elements and a comparison between three flexure elements

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Schotborgh, Wouter O. and Kokkeler, Frans G.M. and Tragter, Hans and Houten van, Fred J.A.M. (2005) Dimensionless design graphs for flexure elements and a comparison between three flexure elements. Precision Engineering, 29 (1). pp. 41-47. ISSN 0141-6359

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Abstract:This paper presents dimensionless design graphs for three types of flexure elements, based on finite element analysis. Using these graphs as a design tool, a designer can determine the optimal geometry, based on the stiffness and rotation demands of a flexure element. An example is given using the beam flexure hinge.
Between the analyzed flexure hinges, a comparison is made on basis of equal hinge functionality: rotation. The result describes the maximum stiffness properties from different hinges in identical situations. A beam flexure element is preferred over a circular flexure hinge for stiffness demands in a single direction, while a cross flexure element enables medium stiffness in two perpendicular directions.
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Copyright:© 2005 Elsevier
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/61107
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precisioneng.2004.04.003
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