Corner-filleted flexure hinges

Citation
N. Lobontiu et al., Corner-filleted flexure hinges, J MEC DESIG, 123(3), 2001, pp. 346-352
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Mechanical Engineering
Journal title
JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN
ISSN journal
1050-0472 → ACNP
Volume
123
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
346 - 352
Database
ISI
SICI code
1050-0472(200109)123:3<346:CFH>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
The paper presents an analytical approach to corner-filleted flexure hinges . Closed-form solutions are derived for the in- plane compliance factors. I t is demonstrated that the corner-filleted flexure hinge spans a domain del imited by the simple beam and the right circular flexure hinge. A compariso n that is made with the right circular flexure hinges indicates that the co rner-filleted flexures are more bending-compliant and induce lower stresses but are less precise in rotation. The finite element simulation and experi mental results confirmed the model predictions.