Jared L. Dunn
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This research involves the simulation and physical testing of a novel compliant bistable mechanism. Bistable mechanisms are commonly used in switches and other devices that operate in two distinct modes. The mechanism being developed is a single monolithic structure with simple geometry and does not require external components or post-manufacturing at large, or micro, scales. The goal of this research is to develop and refine a simulation process for this mechanism that accurately reflects the internal friction and large displacement caused by this compliant style of actuation. A prototype is presented to facilitate force and displacement measurements to compare against simulation results. The simulation and experimentation will be used to refine a set of scalable design equations for the compliant bistable mechanism.
Andrew P. Murray, Dave Harry Myszka
Primary Advisor's Department
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Stander Symposium project, School of Engineering
"Simulating Deflection of a Compliant Bistable Mechanism" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2382.