CFCM, modeling, compliant constant-force compression mechanism
A mathematical dynamic model is derived for compliant, constant-force compression-mechanisms, based on the pseudo-rigid-body model simplification of the device. The compliant constant-force compression mechanism (CFCM) is a slider mechanism incorporating large-deflection beams, which outputs near-constant-force across the range of its designed deflection. The equation of motion is successfully calibrated with empirical data from five separate mechanisms, comprising two basic configurations of CFCMs. The dynamic equation is derived from a generalized pseudo-rigid-body model. This allows every configuration to be represented by the same model, so a separate treatment is not required for each configuration. An unexpected dynamic trait of the constant-force mechanism is discovered. There exists a range of input deflection frequencies for which the output force of the mechanism is nearer to constant-force than it is with static input deflections.
Original Publication Citation
Boyle, C., Howell, L.L., Magleby, S.P., and Evans, M.S., "Dynamic Modeling of Compliant Constant-Force Compression Mechanisms," Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 38, No. 12, pp. 1469-1487, 23.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Boyle, Cameron; Howell, Larry L.; Magleby, Spencer P.; and Evans, Mark S., "Dynamic Modeling of Compliant Constant-Force Compression Mechanisms" (2003). All Faculty Publications. 465.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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