Velocity analysis of a compliant platform

Julio Correa, Carl Crane

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    In a previous work a compliant microplatform was proposed. The device is formed by the following elements: the actuators, a central moving platform and compliant joints. The actuators are three sets of compliant beams able to support upward deflections. The moving platform is an equilateral plate. Springs connect the free end of each set of actuators with each vertex of the central platform, in this way the motion of the actuators is transmitted to the moving platform. This configuration is specially appropriated for micromanufacturing since current techniques do not permit the fabrication of reliable rigid joints. Compliant joints increase the complexity of the motion of the central platform and few studies have been carried out. This paper focuses on the derivation of equations that relates the velocity of the moving platform with the velocity of the actuators.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    Number of pages8
    EditionPART A
    ISBN (Print)9780791843833
    StatePublished - 2010
    EventASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
    Duration: 13 Nov 200919 Nov 2009

    Publication series

    NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
    NumberPART A


    ConferenceASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLake Buena Vista, FL


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