Multistable equilibrium (MSE) systems are those which have multiple statically stable equilibrium positions. This paper gives an overview of what MSE systems are, how they can be used, and how they can be designed. We describe the numerical optimization and synthesis of an example system composed of energy storage elements from various energy domains including mechanical rotation, mechanical translation, and magnetism.
Multistable Equilibrium System Design Methodology and Demonstration
Contributed by the Design Theory and Methodology Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL DESIGN. Manuscript received February 2003; revised March 2004. Associate Editor: L. C. Schmidt.
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King, C., Beaman, J. J., Sreenivasan, S. V., and Campbell, M. (February 14, 2005). "Multistable Equilibrium System Design Methodology and Demonstration ." ASME. J. Mech. Des. November 2004; 126(6): 1036–1046. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1799631
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