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Shenoy, Rajath (author)
The human eye is a very delicate yet highly intricate organ, and treatments such as cataract surgery call for meticulous precision. Ophthalmologists hone their skills over years of practice, which they initially acquired during their studies in medical schools. Basic skills such as globe fixation and capsulorhexis training have a very steep...
master thesis 2024
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ABOUHEIDARI, SINA (author)
Compliant mechanisms, particularly helicoidal shell joints, present intriguing possibilities in mechanical design with applications in medical devices, robotics, automotive, and aerospace engineering. This research focuses on the synthesis of nonlinear torque-angle profiles using a compliant helicoidal shell mechanism such as gravity-balancing...
master thesis 2024
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Mak, Robin (author), Amoozandeh, A. (author), Radaelli, G. (author), Herder, J.L. (author)
Differential mechanisms are remarkable mechanical elements that are widely utilized in various systems; nevertheless, conventional differential mechanisms are heavy and difficult to use in applications with limited design space. This paper presents a curved differential mechanism that utilizes a lightweight, compliant structure. This...
journal article 2024
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Amoozandeh, A. (author), Herder, J.L. (author), Radaelli, G. (author)
Compliant mechanisms have the potential to be utilized in numerous applications where the use of conventional mechanisms is unfeasible. These mechanisms have inherent stiffness in their range of motion as they gain their mobility from elastic deformations of elements. In most systems, however, complete control over the elasticity is desired....
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Castañeda, Theophil Spiegeler (author), Horstman, Bart (author), Capsi-Morales, Patricia (author), Della Santina, C. (author), Piazza, Cristina (author)
Adopting compliant structures holds the potential to enhance the robustness and interaction capabilities of the next generation of bionic limbs. Although researchers have proficiently explored this approach in the design of artificial hands, they devoted little attention to the development of more proximal joints. This work presents a...
conference paper 2024
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ten Wolde, M.A. (author), Farhadi Machekposhti, D. (author)
Bistable mechanisms are prevalent across a broad spectrum of applications due to their ability to maintain two distinct stable states. Their energy consumption is predominantly confined to the process of state transitions, thereby enhancing their efficiency. However, the transition often requires two distinct digital inputs, implicating the...
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Chen, Qianyi (author), Schott, D.L. (author), Jovanova, J. (author)
Soft grippers show adaptability and flexibility in grasping irregularly shaped and fragile objects. However, the low loading capacity and less deformation limit the soft gripper for developing large-scale applications. To overcome these limitations, we propose a new concept of a soft actuator with engineered smart particles. The proposed soft...
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ZHOU, SIYANG (author)
Shoulder exoskeleton is a popular solution to work-related shoulder disorders and muscle fatigue. With a wide range of exoskeletons designed, a comprehensive report on how the use of shoulder exoskeletons changes shoulder biomechanics is still missing. In this project, the impact of exoskeletons on shoulder biomechanics was investigated with the...
master thesis 2023
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Huijsmans, Tom (author)
The exploration of compliant mechanisms, especially those providing linear motion, has become a central focus in recent engineering research. These mechanisms, characterized by their monolithic bodies and reduced component interactions, present an attractive alternative to traditional rigid mechanisms, having reduced friction, decreased energy...
master thesis 2023
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Kerkhove, Casper (author)
The recent success of - and demand for - compliant mechanisms has increased rapidly within the micro-electromechanical systems-, aircraft-, spacecraft-, surgical-, and precision-instrument industries. Yet, even greater success may be achieved by overcoming the computational cost and instability of the mechanisms' design methodology. This...
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Römer, Nol (author)
As mechanisms become increasingly precise, so becomes the reduction of noise and vibration increasingly important. One method for eliminating vibrations in mechanisms is dynamic balancing. This method prevents vibrations from occurring by designing the mechanism such that the inertial forces and moments of all bodies in the mechanism cancel each...
master thesis 2023
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Tromp, Jos (author)
The range of motion of elastic energy sources is limited by the size of its transmission system. To enhance this range of motion without compromising the size, previous research introduced a frequency doubling mechanism with the intention to concatenate these mechanisms. This study serves to achieve higher numbers of frequency multiplication by...
master thesis 2023
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Schaab, Helge Schaab (author)
Conventional hydrostatic bearings are not suited to use on surfaces with changing curvature which limits their applicability. To improve on this, deformable hydrostatic bearings are currently being researched. The goal of this work is to develop hydrostatic bearings with a single fluid supply that work for sinusoidal counter surfaces. <br/><br/...
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Mian, Osama (author)
Vibrations have been studied in various engineering fields due to their detrimental and even destructive effects on structures. Suppressing low-frequency vibrations has been a research challenge for decades and is mostly achieved by implementing active vibration control techniques. In the last two decades, the emergence of locally resonant...
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Miltenburg, Hero (author)
This paper presents a validation of a parametric compliance matrix of a circularly curved leaf flexure (CCLF), which has been obtained using the direct method. This is done for three case studies. In case study one, the compliance matrix of a single flexure is evaluated. The results are compared with the results from a finite element analysis...
master thesis 2023
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Amoozandeh, A. (author)
Industrial passive exoskeletons have been developed for years as a tool to reduce the physical workload of their users. They accomplish this by compensating for the user’s body weight and decreasing fatigue caused by repetitive loads. Despite their advantages, current exoskeletons have drawbacks that make them less convenient for users and thus...
doctoral thesis 2023
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van den Berg, Yannick (author)
Compliant mechanisms are often used in precision mechanism design as a suspension for translational stages. Their light weight makes them efficient and they do not suffer from friction or backlash. They transmit and transform a finite motion along their degrees of freedom via elastic deformation and provide high stiffness along their degrees of...
master thesis 2023
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Iedema, Menno (author)
High-tech machines are being improved by extend- ing product quality inspections through implementing better sensors. The resolution of an integrated optical sensor can be optimized through mechanical amplification. In this work mechanical sensitivity enhancement of a Fiber Bragg Grating based sensor is realized, through optimizing output...
master thesis 2023
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Koentges, Saralina (author)
This work aims to achieve a softening moment-angle response by utilizing compliant parts. The approach uses the principle of contact release, which involves initially prestressed torsional bars arranged in series, separated by rigid bodies. By stepwise activation of the torsional bars, a softening behavior is achieved. Mechanical stops are...
master thesis 2023
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Ding, Haolang (author)
Mode coupling has extensive use in the MEMS field, including frequency division, vibration direction conversion, and energy transfer. In practice, these applications can be used to improve the performance of various devices such as sensors and energy harvesters. Nonlinear spring also has a wide application in MEMS field. Various nonlinear spring...
master thesis 2023
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