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Inverse Static Analysis for a Planar Compliant Platform Mechanism

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Hai-Jun Su, J. Michael McCarthy

University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

Paper No. DETC2004-57523, pp. 1357-1362; 6 pages
  • ASME 2004 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 2: 28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Parts A and B
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, September 28–October 2, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4695-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-3742-4
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


This paper studies the inverse static analysis of a planar parallel mechanism with compliant limbs. A known force and moment is applied to the moving platform, and it is required to determine the assembly configurations, or equilibrium points. Partial derivatives of the potential energy function yields the equilibrium conditions. The geometric and static constraints lead to a system of ten polynomials with ten unknowns. We use polynomial homotopy method to find that there are as many as 70 equilibrium configurations. Two examples with equilateral geometry are provided. We also examine the system behavior during a movement between selected equilibrium positions.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME



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