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Journal Articles
Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. June 2011, 133(6): 061003.
Published Online: June 15, 2011
... 2011 beams (structures) cantilevers machining microfabrication piezoelectric actuators Piezoelectric actuators are used in several applications, including micropositioning systems, camera autofocus lenses, structural vibration control, and control surfaces. Most of the piezoelectric...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. May 2011, 133(5): 051005.
Published Online: June 6, 2011
... of one optimization is decomposed into several relatively small and simple computation tasks of several optimizations. approximation theory beams (structures) design engineering geometry optimisation 08 09 2010 30 03 2011 06 06 2011 06 06 2011 (iv) In CO...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. May 2011, 133(5): 051002.
Published Online: June 2, 2011
..., and reduced wear [ 1 ]. One example of the effective use of compliant mechanisms is in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) [ 2 3 4 ]. beams (structures) bending buckling compliant mechanisms finite element analysis 22 12 2010 30 03 2011 02 06 2011 02 06 2011 2011...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. January 2011, 133(1): 011001.
Published Online: December 29, 2010
... 2010 beams (structures) design engineering elasticity iterative methods masks minimisation photolithography topology A fundamental objective of a single-piece and single material topology optimization problem is that the solution must be composed of one material and should be well...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. November 2010, 132(11): 111006.
Published Online: November 12, 2010
... ). beam dynamics normal mode analysis stress concentrations utility poles wind loading wood pole failure beams (structures) bending strength cantilevers cracks failure (mechanical) poles and towers power overhead lines 31 12 2009 30 07 2010 12 11 2010 12 11 2010...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. November 2010, 132(11): 111001.
Published Online: October 20, 2010
... is stopped at one of its positions, it does not consume any electrical power—thanks to the actuation principle of the polymer actuators. This is particularly useful if the mechanism is intended to remain in any of its configuration for a long time (e.g., as a switch). beams (structures) cantilevers...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. August 2010, 132(8): 081008.
Published Online: August 18, 2010
... analysis. 16 10 2009 16 05 2010 18 08 2010 18 08 2010 beams (structures) bending elasticity finite element analysis constraint-based design flexure constraint characterization beam flexure beam constraint model structural nonlinearity flexure kinematics load...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. August 2010, 132(8): 081007.
Published Online: August 5, 2010
... 2010 beams (structures) CAD elasticity graphical user interfaces interactive systems kinematics mechanical engineering computing compliant mechanisms spring-leverage model selection map In this paper, we present a design technique for single-input-single-output compliant...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. February 2010, 132(2): 021001.
Published Online: January 14, 2010
... properties, and the input actuation level. 27 01 2009 24 09 2009 14 01 2010 14 01 2010 actuators beams (structures) cantilevers elasticity shape memory effects wires Shape memory alloys (SMAs) have many attractive mechanical properties such as shape memory effect (SME...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. December 2009, 131(12): 121006.
Published Online: November 12, 2009
... by low-density elements in geometric nonlinear analysis. design optimization compliant mechanism reconfigurable mechanism beams (structures) couplings design engineering elastic deformation optimisation topology 03 12 2008 14 10 2009 12 11 2009 12 11 2009...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. October 2009, 131(10): 101001.
Published Online: September 2, 2009
.... A new model is proposed and discussed, with experimental validations to compare central and offset loading, highlighting the strengths of each. 14 12 2007 20 04 2009 02 09 2009 actuators beams (structures) buckling microswitches Bistable mechanisms are systems, which...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. September 2009, 131(9): 091008.
Published Online: August 18, 2009
... of accelerometer operation when using the energy harvester to supply power 22 12 2008 26 05 2009 18 08 2009 accelerometers beams (structures) cantilevers condition monitoring energy harvesting structural engineering turbomachinery vibrations Structural health...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. July 2009, 131(7): 071002.
Published Online: May 27, 2009
... of the ball screw assembly. However, the measured FRFs presented in Figs. 9a 10a are in agreement with these shapes. Simulated deformed shapes of three modes of the ball screw 21 10 2008 22 03 2009 27 05 2009 beams (structures) drives fasteners fatigue finite...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. June 2009, 131(6): 061010.
Published Online: May 21, 2009
... the range of rotational displacement in which the model still satisfies the required error condition. 55 error θ = 2 θ   2 tan   α 15 ≤ e r θ 10 07 2008 16 03 2009 21 05 2009 beams (structures) finite element analysis wheels A flexural...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. February 2009, 131(2): 021005.
Published Online: January 6, 2009
... function is presented and several numerical problems are considered to check the validity and usefulness of the developed formulation. 19 03 2008 24 10 2008 06 01 2009 beams (structures) deformation elasticity gradient methods plates (structures) springs (mechanical...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Mech. Des. October 2008, 130(10): 104501.
Published Online: August 21, 2008
.... 25 04 2007 21 04 2008 21 08 2008 bars beams (structures) fasteners finite element analysis piezoelectric actuators topology vibrations A mechanical displacement amplifier integrated with a piezoelectric (PZT) actuator has many applications such as precision stages...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. August 2008, 130(8): 081403.
Published Online: July 16, 2008
... hinge rotations are allowed). 25 09 2007 21 04 2008 16 07 2008 beams (structures) bending design engineering finite element analysis genetic algorithms springs (mechanical) compliant mechanism nonlinear spring nonlinear spring synthesis geometric nonlinearity...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. August 2008, 130(8): 081401.
Published Online: July 10, 2008
... or thicknesses of ground beams, no information on the joint rigidities of ground beam structures can be determined when the ground-structure-based topology optimization is completed. As the design of a frame structure in multiple pieces is the main concern here, optimal assembly information must be determined...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. April 2008, 130(4): 042304.
Published Online: February 28, 2008
... application of the PRBM and the buckling Elastica solution for an original compliant mechanism kinematic analysis. New compliant mechanism designs are presented to highlight where such combined kinematic analysis is required. 30 08 2006 23 04 2007 28 02 2008 algebra beams (structures...