The Resource Development and design of constant-force mechanisms, by Brent L. Weight

Development and design of constant-force mechanisms, by Brent L. Weight

Label
Development and design of constant-force mechanisms
Title
Development and design of constant-force mechanisms
Statement of responsibility
by Brent L. Weight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thesis adds to the knowledge base of constant-force mechanisms (CFMs). It begins by reviewing past work done in the area of CFMs and then develops new nondimensionalized parameters that are used to simplify the calculations required to design a CFM. Comparison techniques are then developed that utilize these non-dimensionalized parameters to compare mechanisms based on stiffnesses, percent constant-force, actual lengths, normal displacements, and feasible design orientations. These comparison techniques are then combined with optimization to define new mechanisms with improved performance and range of capabilities. This thesis also outlines a design process, methods to identify mechanisms that are suitable for a given design problem, and relationships and trends between variables. The thesis concludes by discussing the adaptation of CFMs for use in electrical contacts and presenting the results of a design case study which successfully developed a constant-force electrical contact (CFEC)
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2001
Granting institution
Brigham Young University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Development and design of constant-force mechanisms, by Brent L. Weight
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd137
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 183-185)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
ix, 235 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370493601
Label
Development and design of constant-force mechanisms, by Brent L. Weight
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd137
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 183-185)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
ix, 235 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370493601

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