A Method for Constructing Reconfigurable Deployable Polyhedral Mechanism

Ruiming Li*, Yan’ an Yao, Xianwen Kong

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Abstract

This paper proposes a class of reconfigurable deployable polyhedral mechanisms (RDPMs). The reconfigurable property of angulated element is revealed first, and the concept of reconfigurable angulated element (RAE) with four half-platforms is then introduced. The reconfigurable conditions of RAE are derived based on the reconfigurable position (also transition configuration). With RAEs as modules, a method is proposed for constructing RDPMs. Moreover, reconfigurable generalized angulated elements (RGAE) composed of two GAEs are investigated with their reconfigurable conditions identified. Using 1-SE-2-RGAEs, a tetrahedral RDPM with a large magnification ratio is also constructed. Here, SE stands for straight element. The work provides a systematic approach to the design of RDPMs which can switch between two kinds of conventional DMPs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots II
PublisherSpringer
Pages1023-1035
Number of pages13
Volume36
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-23327-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-23326-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
Volume36
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992

Keywords

  • Angulated element
  • Radially reciprocating motion
  • Reconfigurable deployable polyhedral mechanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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