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A Family of Butterfly Flexural Joints: Q-LITF Pivots

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Xu Pei, Jingjun Yu, Shusheng Bi, Guanghua Zong

Beihang University, Beijing, China

Paper No. DETC2011-48394, pp. 203-210; 8 pages
  • ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 6: 35th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Parts A and B
  • Washington, DC, USA, August 28–31, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5483-9
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


The Leaf-type Isosceles-Trapezoidal Flexural (LITF) pivot consists of two compliant beams and two rigid-bodies. For a single LITF pivot, the range of motion is small while the center-shift is relatively large. The capability of performance can be improved greatly by the combination of four LITF pivots. Base on the pseudo-rigid-body model (PRBM) of a LITF pivot, a method to construct the Quadri-LITF pivots is presented by regarding a single LITF pivot (or double-LITF pivot) as a the configurable flexure module. Ten types of Q-LITF pivots are synthesized. Compared with the single LIFT pivot, the stroke becomes larger, and stiffness becomes smaller. Four of them have the increased center-shift. The other four have the decreased center-shift. One of the quadruple LITF pivots is selected as the examples to explain the proposed method. The comparison between PRBM and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) result shows the validity and effectiveness of the method.

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