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Jared L. Dunn

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Description

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.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Independent Research

Primary Advisor

Andrew P. Murray, Dave Harry Myszka

Primary Advisor's Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Engineering

Simulating Deflection of a Compliant Bistable Mechanism

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