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Oude Vrielink, Thijs (author)
There are strict tolerances on the placement of optical components in high performance optical systems. Compliant alignment mechanisms can be used to meet these tolerances. Conventional manufacturing techniques, such as milling and spark erosion, have been used to produce an extensive library of alignment solutions but are limited in the...
master thesis 2021
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Solergibert I Travé, Oriol (author)
Inspired by the dolphin skin, compliant coatings have been researched as a passive flow control solution to reduce drag. Both successful and drag-increasing experiments can be found in the literature. However, the mechanism is not well understood neither the combination of surface properties and flow conditions that yield a drag reduction. At...
master thesis 2021
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Kooiman, Hugo (author)
This report describes the design of a wire rope based grasper for a tissue transport mechanism based on friction including means for operation. The previous transport mechanism design had no mechanism to transfer tissue into the lumen to be transported. To create the grasper, the wire ropes were plastically deformed to bend outward, creating the...
master thesis 2021
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Dekens, Jaap (author)
master thesis 2021
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Valentijn, Maurice (author)
The objective of this thesis is to show that warping can be used in a thin-walled beam to create a suitable replacement for a classical differential mechanism. This normally negated deformation of the cross section can be used to create an inverse transmission mechanism, used to create a monolithic and simple alternative to a classic...
master thesis 2020
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Huisjes, Ad (author)
Current multi-DoF compliant manipulators are still rarely implemented in the industry because their range of motion (ROM) is limited as their designs are heavy and bulky or obtained by a serial set of multiple stacked flexure systems, which limits their compactness. The goal of this article is to overcome these limitations by considering them as...
master thesis 2020
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Giuffre, Lola (author)
Otosclerosis is a bone disease of the middle ear that often causes conductive hearing loss. This type of hearing loss can be treated by implanting a prosthesis, which replaces the stapes bone and attaches to the adjacent bone: the incus. Current stapes prostheses produce excellent hearing results, however the procedure is difficult to perform...
master thesis 2018
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Leemans, Joost (author)
Compliant shell mechanisms utilize spatially curved thin-walled structures to transfer or transmit force, motion or energy through elastic deformation. To design with spatial mechanisms designers need non-linear characterization methods. This work introduces a comprehensive non-linear characterization method and framework which is experimentally...
master thesis 2018
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Vieveen, Sander (author)
Background: Delft University of Technology has developed two working prototypes of flexible instruments for surgery, together with a master-slave system. The master-slave system is compatible with the simple parallel cable configuration and the more complex parallel and diagonal cable configuration. It is assumed that the instrument with a...
master thesis 2018
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Van Bracht, S. (author)
Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) often require tuning to correct for fabrication errors such as changed dimensions or to adapt for a different scenario such as changed temperature. To prevent continuous power consumption for maintaining system behavior, a locking system can be added which does not require any power during operation. A new...
master thesis 2015
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