There has been an increasing interest in design and construction of deployable mechanisms (DMs) with multiple degrees of freedom (DOFs). This paper summarizes a family of deployable mechanisms that approximates a series of curves and surfaces using the polygonal approximation technique. These mechanisms are obtained by linking the two- and three-dimensional deployable units, which are constitutive of Sarrus and scissor linkages. Multiple unit mechanisms with varying sizes are assembled and alter their shape within a different family of parameterized curves and surfaces. A systematic methodology for polygonal approximation method is presented. Quadratic, semi-cubic, cubic, quartic and sextic curve boundaries, and quadric surfaces are approximated and controlled. Computer-aided design (CAD) models and kinematic simulations elucidate the mechanism's ability to approximate a set of curves and surfaces.

Design, construction, and control of curves and surfaces via deployable mechanisms

Ramadoss V.;Zlatanov D.;Zoppi M.;
2019-01-01

Abstract

There has been an increasing interest in design and construction of deployable mechanisms (DMs) with multiple degrees of freedom (DOFs). This paper summarizes a family of deployable mechanisms that approximates a series of curves and surfaces using the polygonal approximation technique. These mechanisms are obtained by linking the two- and three-dimensional deployable units, which are constitutive of Sarrus and scissor linkages. Multiple unit mechanisms with varying sizes are assembled and alter their shape within a different family of parameterized curves and surfaces. A systematic methodology for polygonal approximation method is presented. Quadratic, semi-cubic, cubic, quartic and sextic curve boundaries, and quadric surfaces are approximated and controlled. Computer-aided design (CAD) models and kinematic simulations elucidate the mechanism's ability to approximate a set of curves and surfaces.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11567/1026462
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 7
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 5
social impact