Ground Beam Structure Based Joint Stiffness Controlling Method for Compliant Mechanisms

컴플라이언트 메커니즘 설계를 위한 바닥 보 구조 기반 조인트 강성 조절법

  • 장강원 (군산대학교 기계공학부) ;
  • 김윤영 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부, 정밀기계설계공동연구소 멀티스케일설계연구단) ;
  • 김명진 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부)
  • Published : 2006.10.01


Traditionally, the continuum-based topology optimization methods employing the SIMP technique have been used to design compliant mechanisms. Although they have been successful, the optimized mechanisms by the methods are usually difficult to manufacture because of their geometrical complexities. The objective of this study is to develop a topology optimization method that can produce easy-to-fabricate mechanism structure. The proposed method is a ground beam method where beam connectivity is controlled by the beam joint stiffness. In this approach, beam joint stiffness determines the mechanism configuration. Because b the ground structure beams have uniform thicknesses varying only discretely, the resulting mechanism topologies become easily manufacturable.


Compliant Mechanism;Topology Optimization;Ground Beam Structure;Joint Stiffness Control


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