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 - Maxwells rule and Grüblers 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-Fays approach to large deformation of beam

Lecture 16 - Burns-Crossleys kinematic model

Lecture 17 - Howell-Midhas 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