NOC:Compliant Mechanisms: Principles and Design


Lecture 1 - Overview


Lecture 2 - Spirit of compliant design


Lecture 3 - A glimpse of applications


Lecture 4 - Mobility and degrees of freedom in compliant mechanisms


Lecture 5 - Maxwell’s rule and Grübler’s formula


Lecture 6 - Using compatibility and force equilibrium matrices to identify degrees of freedom and states of self-stress in trusses


Lecture 7 - Empirical formula for flexure joints


Lecture 8 - Types of elastic pairs (flexures)


Lecture 9 - Linear finite element analysis of compliant mechanisms with beam elements


Lecture 10 - A compliant mechanism kit


Lecture 11 - Linear and nonlinear finite element analyses using continuum elements


Lecture 12 - Subtleties in finite element analysis: geometric nonlinearity and contact


Lecture 13 - Deformation of a cantilever under a tip-load, using elliptic integrals


Lecture 14 - Elliptic integrals and their use in elastica analysis


Lecture 15 - Frisch-Fay’s approach to large deformation of beam


Lecture 16 - Burns-Crossley’s kinematic model


Lecture 17 - Howell-Midha’s elastic model


Lecture 18 - Putting together the pseudo rigid-body model


Lecture 19 - Modeling a partially compliant mechanism


Lecture 20 - Kinematic coefficients of a four-bar linkage with and without springs


Lecture 21 - Solving equations of PRB modeling and comparing with finite element analysis


Lecture 22 - Loop-closure equations for PRB models of compliant mechanisms


Lecture 23 - Burmester theory for compliant mechanisms


Lecture 24 - PRB-based Synthesis Examples


Lecture 25 - Structural optimization approach


Lecture 26 - Early works on design for compliance


Lecture 27 - Design for deflection of trusses


Lecture 28 - Design for deflection of beams and frames


Lecture 29 - Design of elastic continua for desired deflection


Lecture 30 - Continuum element-based topology optimization of compliant mechanisms


Lecture 31 - YinSyn; synthesis of nonlinear responses with compliant mechanisms


Lecture 32 - Five different formulations for compliant mechanism design and some benchmark problems


Lecture 33 - Distributed compliance


Lecture 34 - How to achieve distributed compliance


Lecture 35 - Shape optimization


Lecture 36 - Cam-flexure clamp-case-study


Lecture 37 - SL model for compliant mechanisms


Lecture 38 - Feasibility maps for compliant mechanisms


Lecture 39 - Selection of compliant mechanisms for given user-specifications


Lecture 40 - Two case-studies using feasibility maps technique


Lecture 41 - SML model for compliant mechanisms for dynamic response


Lecture 42 - Re-design of compliant mechanisms; Matlab and Java codes


Lecture 43 - Non-dimensional analysis of beams


Lecture 44 - Deformation index and slenderness ratio of compliant mechanisms


Lecture 45 - Kinetoelastostatic maps


Lecture 46 - Designing with kinetoelastic maps


Lecture 47 - Non-dimensinalization of stress, frequency, and other measures


Lecture 48 - Designing compliant suspensions using kinetoelastic maps


Lecture 49 - Instant centre method for designing compliant mechanisms


Lecture 50 - Stiffness and compliance ellipsoids


Lecture 51 - Building block method of designing compliant mechanisms


Lecture 52 - Comparative analysis of different methods for designing compliant mechanisms


Lecture 53 - Aspects of Mechanical advantage of compliant mechanisms


Lecture 54 - Mechanical advantage of rigid-body and compliant mechanisms


Lecture 55 - Bistability in elastic systems


Lecture 56 - Analysis of bistable arches


Lecture 57 - Compliant mechanisms with bistable arches


Lecture 58 - Static balancing and zero-free-length springs


Lecture 59 - Static balance of a compliant mechanism using a linkage


Lecture 60 - Static balancing method for compliant mechanisms


Lecture 61 - A catalogue of compliant mechanisms


Lecture 62 - Compliant suspension mechanism in microsystems (MEMS)


Lecture 63 - Micromechanical signal processors using compliant mechanisms


Lecture 64 - A few special concepts of compliant mechanisms


Lecture 65 - Materials and prototyping of compliant mechanisms


Lecture 66 - Summary of the course


Lecture 67 - Micromachined accelerometers with Displacement-amplifying Compliant Mechanisms (DaCMs)


Lecture 68 - Miniature compliant mechanisms as cell-manipulation tools


Lecture 69 - Micro-newton force sensor


Lecture 70 - Compliant tissue cutting mechanism


Lecture 71 - A compliant pipe-crawling robots


Lecture 72 - A compliant easy-chair for the elderly