Future directions in compliant mechanisms
Future directions in compliant mechanisms
Editor(s): J. Herder, C. Kim, N. Tolou, J. A. Gallego Sánchez, and S. Awtar
The special issue of Future Directions in Compliant Mechanisms solicits papers on fundamental issues and future research directions in compliant mechanisms research and design, on lessons learnt and challenges ahead, but also in-depth research articles, review articles and short communications will be considered. This issue, solicit full papers (4-8 pages) on the following categories:
  • Papers discussing lessons learnt from the analysis, synthesis and application of compliant mechanisms;
  • Papers discussing new hypotheses, ideas or concepts for new research directions;
  • Papers on performance definition, calculation and measurement;
  • Papers on modeling or simulation of compliant mechanisms;
  • Any other topic matching the objectives of this subject.
Future Directions in Compliant Mechanisms is based on papers presented at the Second International Symposium on Compliant Mechanisms (CoMe2011), held at Delft University of Technology, 20 May 2010.

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05 Dec 2012
A statically balanced and bi-stable compliant end effector combined with a laparoscopic 2DoF robotic arm
J. Lassooij, N. Tolou, G. Tortora, S. Caccavaro, A. Menciassi, and J. L. Herder
Mech. Sci., 3, 85–93, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-3-85-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-3-85-2012, 2012
12 Apr 2012
Understanding the drivers for the development of design rules for the synthesis of cylindrical flexures
M. J. Telleria and M. L. Culpepper
Mech. Sci., 3, 25–32, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-3-25-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-3-25-2012, 2012
28 Mar 2012
Building block method: a bottom-up modular synthesis methodology for distributed compliant mechanisms
G. Krishnan, C. Kim, and S. Kota
Mech. Sci., 3, 15–23, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-3-15-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-3-15-2012, 2012
18 Jan 2012
Modeling of a compliant joint in a Magnetic Levitation System for an endoscopic camera
M. Simi, N. Tolou, P. Valdastri, J. L. Herder, A. Menciassi, and P. Dario
Mech. Sci., 3, 5–14, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-3-5-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-3-5-2012, 2012
13 Jan 2012
Short Communication: Flexure delicacies
S. Henein
Mech. Sci., 3, 1–4, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-3-1-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-3-1-2012, 2012
12 Dec 2011
Identifying links between origami and compliant mechanisms
H. C. Greenberg, M. L. Gong, S. P. Magleby, and L. L. Howell
Mech. Sci., 2, 217–225, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-217-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-217-2011, 2011
20 Oct 2011
Compliant space mechanisms: a new frontier for compliant mechanisms
R. M. Fowler, L. L. Howell, and S. P. Magleby
Mech. Sci., 2, 205–215, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-205-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-205-2011, 2011
17 Oct 2011
Basic principles and aims of model order reduction in compliant mechanisms
M. Rösner and R. Lammering
Mech. Sci., 2, 197–204, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-197-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-197-2011, 2011
29 Aug 2011
ADLIF: a new large-displacement beam-based flexure joint
X. Pei and J. Yu
Mech. Sci., 2, 183–188, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-183-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-183-2011, 2011
22 Aug 2011
Robust design of large-displacement compliant mechanisms
B. S. Lazarov, M. Schevenels, and O. Sigmund
Mech. Sci., 2, 175–182, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-175-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-175-2011, 2011
16 Aug 2011
Fully-compliant statically-balanced mechanisms without prestressing assembly: concepts and case studies
G. Chen and S. Zhang
Mech. Sci., 2, 169–174, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-169-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-169-2011, 2011
04 Aug 2011
Review Article: Inventory of platforms towards the design of a statically balanced six degrees of freedom compliant precision stage
A. G. Dunning, N. Tolou, and J. L. Herder
Mech. Sci., 2, 157–168, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-157-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-157-2011, 2011
05 Jul 2011
Design and principles of an innovative compliant fast tool servo for precision engineering
H. Li, R. Ibrahim, and K. Cheng
Mech. Sci., 2, 139–146, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-139-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-139-2011, 2011
15 Jun 2011
Fabrication of compliant mechanisms on the mesoscale
G. R. Hayes, M. I. Frecker, and J. H. Adair
Mech. Sci., 2, 129–137, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-129-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-129-2011, 2011
14 Jun 2011
Compliant mechanisms for an active cardiac stabilizer: lessons and new requirements in the design of a novel surgical tool
L. Rubbert, P. Renaud, W. Bachta, and J. Gangloff
Mech. Sci., 2, 119–127, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-119-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-119-2011, 2011
06 Jun 2011
On mechanical properties of planar flexure hinges of compliant mechanisms
F. Dirksen and R. Lammering
Mech. Sci., 2, 109–117, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-109-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-109-2011, 2011
10 May 2011
Level set-based topology optimisation of a compliant mechanism design using mathematical programming
M. Otomori, T. Yamada, K. Izui, and S. Nishiwaki
Mech. Sci., 2, 91–98, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-91-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-91-2011, 2011
10 May 2011
Concept of modular flexure-based mechanisms for ultra-high precision robot design
M. Richard and R. Clavel
Mech. Sci., 2, 99–107, https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-99-2011,https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-99-2011, 2011
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