The paper introduces the circular cross-section corner-filleted flexure hinges as connectors in three-dimensional compliant mechanism applications. Compliance factors are derived analytically for bending, axial loading and torsion. A circular cross-section corner-filleted flexure hinge belongs to a domain delimited by the cylinder (no fillet) and the right circular cross-section flexure hinge (maximum fillet radius). The analytical model predictions are confirmed by finite element simulation and experimental measurements. The circular cross-section corner-filleted flexure hinges are characterized in terms of their compliance, precision of rotation and stress levels.
Design of Circular Cross-Section Corner-Filleted Flexure Hinges for Three-Dimensional Compliant Mechanisms
Contributed by the Mechanisms & Robotics Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received March 2001. Associate Editor: J. S. Rastegar.
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Lobontiu , N., and Paine, J. S. N. (August 6, 2002). "Design of Circular Cross-Section Corner-Filleted Flexure Hinges for Three-Dimensional Compliant Mechanisms ." ASME. J. Mech. Des. September 2002; 124(3): 479–484. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1480022
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