Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Research article
10 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 10 Feb 2022

Type synthesis approach for the 2R1T compliant parallel mechanism with a suitable constrained branch

Yajie Zhou, Shihua Li, Jing Sun, and Li Yi

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A systematic methodology for the type synthesis of a compliant parallel mechanism (CPM) with a suitable constrained branch is introduced. The whole type synthesis principle is built upon the rigid-body-replacement method and the freedom and constraint topology approaches. A series of 2R1T motion CPMs with a suitable constraint branch are proposed. These synthesized compliant mechanisms have potential applications to posture adjustments for the space optical load in the aerospace field.