Fall 2015 Semester | Topics Covered | Material to be read before Class | Slides | |
8/25/15 | Introduction | Intro to Compliant Mechanisms | Lecture I | |
8/27/15 | Elliptic Integration | A small activity on Euler-Bernoulli beam theory | Lecture II, Cantilever derivation and Matlab Codes | |
9/1/15 | Beam Constraint Model | Deflection of a Cantilever Beam with an end moment | Beam Constraint Model, Lecture Slides | |
9/3/15 | Introduction to CMDT | Link Here | Modeling different shapes and network of beams, virtual work, energy based methods and matrix methods | Lecture Slides |
9/8/15 | Introduction to CMDT 2 | HW 1 posted | Review Last Class Lecture Notes | Lecture Slides, Additional reading material |
9/10/15 | Pseudo Rigid Body Analysis | Link-spring problem | Lecture Slides | |
9/15/15 | Design of Compliant Mechanisms using PRBM | Material on Pseudo Rigid Body Analysis | ||
9/17/15 | “ | Material on Type and Number Synthesis | Lecture Slides | |
9/22/15 | Examples of PRBM-based design | Lecture Slides | ||
9/24/15 | Calculus of Variations (CoV) | Lecture Slides | ||
9/28/15 | No Class | |||
10/1/15 | Calculus of Variations: Euler-Lagrange Equations | Review Preliminaries on CoV (Prof. Ananthasuresh’s notes from IISc) | Lecture Slides | |
10/6/15 | CoV related to Structural Mechanics | HW 2 posted | Reading Material
Before Class Activity |
Lecture Slides |
10/8/15 | Topology Optimization: example Trusses | Solution for a stiffest bar | E-L Conditions for a local constraint | Lecture Slides |
10/13/15 | Topology Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms | KKT Conditions, Sufficiency | Lecture Slides | |
10/15/15 | No Class | Structural Optimization: Haftka | Paper 2 | Paper 3 |
10/20/15 | Topology Optimization | |||
10/22/15 | Shape-Size Optimization | |||
10/27/15 | “ | HW 3 posted | Paper on Distributed Compliance Metric | Slides |
10/29/15 | Nonlinear Springs | Slides | ||
11/3/15 | Single Point Synthesis | Paper on Compliance Characterization | Slides | |
11/5/15 | Instant Center and Constraint-Based Design | Paper on Instant Centers | Slides | |
11/10/15 | FACT I | |||
11/12/15 | FACT II | FactI, Fact II | Slides | |
11/19/15 | Load Flow Method | |||
12/1/15 | Building block and Closure | HW 4 posted in the slides | Slides | |
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12/8/15 | Project Presentations |