Maio 2014 vol. 1 num. 1 - 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics
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TOPOLOGY DESIGN OF PLANAR RIGID-BODY MECHANISM USING CON-STRAINT FORCE DESIGN METHOD
This study develops a new design method called the constraint force design method, which allows topology optimization for planar rigid-body mechanisms. In conventional mechanism synthesis methods, it is possible to find out optimal locations of fixed number of joints and lengths of rigid-links efficiently. In order to circumvent the fixed topology limita-tion in designing optimal rigid-body mechanisms, the constraint force design method is pre-sented. Unlike other mechanism synthesis approaches, we perform kinetic analysis rather than kinematic analysis to find out optimal connectivity of rigid links as well as optimal loca-tions of joints. The applicability and limitations of the newly developed design method are discussed in the context of its application to rigid-body synthesis problems.
Palavras-chave: Topology optimization, Rigid-body mechanism, Constraint force design method,
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Heo, J. C.; Yoon, G. H.; "TOPOLOGY DESIGN OF PLANAR RIGID-BODY MECHANISM USING CON-STRAINT FORCE DESIGN METHOD", p. 1432-1435 . In: In Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics [= Blucher Mechanical Engineering Proceedings, v. 1, n. 1].
São Paulo: Blucher,
ISSN 2358-0828, DOI 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-18417
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