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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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Kok, Sjaak (author)
Elastic neutral stability involves elastic deformation without stiffness or loads. It is a remarkable appearance, since the deformation of materials is normally associated with an increase of potential energy and a resulting opposing reaction force or moment. Neutrally stable mechanisms can be used to overcome unnecessary actuation which makes...
master thesis 2020
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Joosten, S.T. (author)
Inspired by phenomena in the plant world, a<br/>meteoro-sensitive rotational actuator is developed. The design<br/>uses a hygro-active shell, whose water-based swelling is restricted<br/>at selective locations to form a helicoid structure. The influence<br/>of geometrical parameters on the performance is investigated<br/>using a numerical...
master thesis 2020
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Joosten, S.T. (author)
The mechanisms that move plants can serve as biological role models for engineers, designers and architects. This practice is slowly being implemented in various engineering fields, with architects often being pioneers. Various methodologies have been written about the subject, but often only from an architectural point of view.<br/>The...
student report 2020
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Nijssen, J.P.A. (author)
master thesis 2017
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Houwers, H.W.R. (author)
Background: Compliant mechanisms have the advantage of low weight, no lubrication, no wear and no friction. These are good properties for a mechanical transmission. But large range of motion (ROM) in compliant mechanisms is a challenge. If the ends of a long shell with only a transverse curvature are connected, a two-fold closed-loop tape spring...
master thesis 2016
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Alkisaei, H. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Rommers, J. (author)
Origami mechanisms are fabricated from a simple sheet material, but can exhibit complex motions in 3D. Advantages are a planar fabrication process and the inherent deployability. Almost all current origami mechanisms are being designed on the premise of rigid facets. In this research, flexible facets are used to incorporate spring behavior. A...
master thesis 2015
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