Analyzing the Stability Properties of Kaleidocycles
kaleidocycle, stable states, energy minima, compliant mechanisms
Kaleidocycles are continuously rotating n-jointed linkages. We consider a certain class of six-jointed kaleidocycles which have a spring at each joint. For this class of kaleidocycles, stored energy varies throughout the rotation process in a nonconstant, cyclic pattern. The purpose of this paper is to model and provide an analysis of the stored energy of a kaleidocycle throughout its motion. In particular, we will solve analytically for the number of stable equilibrium states for any kaleidocycle in this class.
Original Publication Citation
Safsten CC, Fillmore TT, Logan AA, Halverson DD, Howell LL. Analyzing the Stability Properties of Kaleidocycles. ASME. J. Appl. Mech.2016;83(5):051001-051001-13. doi:10.1115/1.4032572.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Safsten, Clarke A.; Fillmore, Travis B.; Logan, Andrew E.; Halverson, Denise M.; and Howell, Larry L., "Analyzing the Stability Properties of Kaleidocycles" (2016). All Faculty Publications. 1613.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Copyright © 2016 by ASME. Safsten CC, Fillmore TT, Logan AA, Halverson DD, Howell LL. Analyzing the Stability Properties of Kaleidocycles. ASME. J. Appl. Mech. 2016;83(5):051001-051001-13. doi:10.1115/1.4032572.
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