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Exact Constraint: Machine Design Using Kinematic Principles
Editor
D. Blanding
D. Blanding
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ISBN-10:
0791800857
No. of Pages:
184
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
1999

The flexure is a constraint device. We saw flexures in section 2.6 among the other constraint devices listed there. But because flexures seem to suffer more than other constraint devices from misuse and misunderstanding by designers, they need to be covered in a more thorough manner. Also, we will find that the techniques we use for analyzing flexure connections will be the basis for our study of structures in Chapter 7. For these reasons, the subject of flexures is now developed more thoroughly.

4.1 Ideal Sheet Flexures
4.2 Cardboard Modeling
4.3 Ideal Wire Flexures
4.4 Practical Tips on Flexure Connections
4.5 Patterns of Cs and Rs That Occur in Flexure Connections
4.6 Deflected Shape of a Sheet Flexure
4.7 Elastic Buckling
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