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Modeling and experimental validation of a bistable mechanism for chord extension morphing
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Paper Abstract

The concept proposed in thei work for chord extension is the use of a bistable arch and thin plate system. There are two foci of this paper: (1) Design of the arch and (2)Model validation via experiment. Results show that bistability and symmetric deformation can be achieved when there are flexible hinges at the boundary and input. In addition, the presented finite element model provides good agreement with experimental results.

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Date Published: 12 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7643, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2010, 76432B (12 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847661
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Terrence Johnson, Penn State Univ. (United States)
Farhan Gandhi, Penn State Univ. (United States)
Mary Frecker, Penn State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7643:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2010
Mehrdad N. Ghasemi-Nejhad, Editor(s)

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