An Approach to Concept Development for Compliant Mechanisms Possessing High Coefficients of Restitution An Approach to Concept Development for Compliant Mechanisms Possessing High Coefficients of Restitution
The contribution of this thesis is an approach to the generation and evaluation of compliant mechanism concepts for use in impact applications where a high COR is required. This approach is based loosely on common general concept development processes found in literature. This thesis describes the process of including the use of lumped mass or mechanical models, the categorization of strain-energy storage, the use of both closed-form and finite-element static models and the use of dynamic finite-element models to determine if a configuration is eligible to be used in a final design process. This thesis also contributes a case study in the development of configurations for metalwood golf club driver heads.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:compliant mechanisms coefficient of restitution concept development
Date of Publication:01/01/2000