Compliant mechanisms, Revolute joints, Bearings, Springs, Contact interactions
This paper presents the compliant contact-aided revolute (CCAR) joint, a planar mechanism capable of performing the functions of a bearing and a spring. The pseudo-rigid-body model is used to predict the behavior of the CCAR joint, and this model is validated through the use of finite element analysis and prototype testing. The CCAR joint is shown to have high maximum rotation and lateral stiffness. A case study is presented, and manufacturing considerations are discussed for the macro, meso, and micro scales.
Original Publication Citation
Cannon, J.R. and Howell, L.L., “A Compliant Contact-aided Revolute Joint,” Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 40, No. 11, pp. 1273-1293, 2005.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Cannon, Jessie R. and Howell, Larry L., "A Compliant Contact-aided Revolute Joint" (2005). All Faculty Publications. 1558.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
© 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This is a peer-reviewed version of this article. The definitive version can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0094114X05000571. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2005.01.011.
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