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Design of Compliant Mechanisms for New Age Industry Devices –A Topology Optimisation Approach

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.7, No. 6)

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Page : 653-662

Keywords : Compliant Mechanisms; Geometric Advantage; Topology Optimisation & Numerical Experiments;

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Compliant Mechanism also transfers or transforms motion, force or energy. Unlike rigid-link mechanisms, however, compliant mechanisms gain at least some of their mobility from the deflection of flexible members rather than from movable joints only. An advantage of compliant mechanisms is the potential for a dramatic reduction in total number of parts required to accomplish a specified task. Some mechanisms may be manufactured from an injection moldable material and be constructed of one piece. Fewer parts are required for the compliant mechanisms than for the rigid mechanisms to accomplish a specified task. Compliant mechanism also has fewer movable joints, such as pin and sliding joints. This results in reduced wear and need for lubrication. Reducing the number of joints can also increase mechanism precision, because backlash may be reduced or eliminated. This has been a factor in the design of high precision new age devices. Authors proposed a topology Optimization method for designing a new age compliant amplifier. Three types of configurations (Rectangular, taper, hexogonal domain) with surface constraints (left and right end of the surface are fixed) have been taken for analysis. The design of new age device compliant amplifier derived from Rectangular, Taper and Hexogonal domain using topology Optimizations and the same is used for amplifying the displacement for opening and closing of a Proportional values and vibrating the micro chute.

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