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.