A procedure to obtain a topology of an optimal structure considering flexibility is presented. The methodology is based on a mutual energy concept for formulation of flexibility and the homogenization method. A multi-objective optimization problem is formulated as an application of compliant mechanism design. Some examples of the design of compliant mechanisms for plane structures are presented.
|Number of pages
|International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
|Published - Jun 15 1998
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Numerical Analysis
- General Engineering
- Applied Mathematics