Developable mechanism, developable surface, cylindrical developable mechanism, morphing mechanism
Developable mechanisms can provide high functionality and compact stowability. This paper presents engineering models to aid in the design of cylindrical developable mechanisms. These models take into account the added spatial restrictions imposed by the developable surface. Equations are provided for the kinematic analysis of cylindrical developable mechanisms. A new classification for developable mechanisms is also presented (intramobile, extramobile, and transmobile) and two graphical methods are provided for determining this clas sification for single-DOF planar cylindrical developable mechanisms. Characteristics specific to four-bar cylindrical developable mechanisms are also discussed.
Original Publication Citation
"Greenwood, J.R., Magleby, S.P., and Howell, L.L., “Developable Mechanisms on Regular Cylindrical Surfaces,” Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 142, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2019.103584, 2019."
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Greenwood, Jacob R.; Magleby, Spencer P.; and Howell, Larry L., "Developable Mechanisms on Regular Cylindrical Surfaces" (2023). Faculty Publications. 6589.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering
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