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Dynamic analysis of spatial parallel manipulator with rigid and flexible couplings

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Shan zeng Liu, Jian-sheng Dai, Gang Shen, Ai min Li, Guo hua Cao, Shi zhe Feng, De yuan Meng

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840-853
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Central South University
Volume24
Issue number4
Early online date6 May 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 May 2017

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Abstract

The dynamics of spatial parallel manipulator with rigid and flexible links is explored. Firstly, a spatial beam element model for finite element analysis is established. Then, the differential equation of motion of beam element is derived based on finite element method. The kinematic constraints of parallel manipulator with rigid and flexible links are obtained by analyzing the motive parameters of moving platform and the relationships of movements of kinematic chains, and the overall kinetic equation of the parallel mechanism with rigid and flexible links is derived by assembling the differential equations of motion of components. On the basis of abovementioned analyses, the dynamic mechanical analysis of the spatial parallel manipulator with rigid and flexible links is conducted. After obtaining the method for force analysis and expressions for the calculation of dynamic stress of flexible components, the dynamic analysis and simulation of spatial parallel manipulator with rigid and flexible links is performed. The result shows that because of the elastic deformation of flexible components in the parallel mechanism with rigid and flexible links, the force on each component in the mechanism fluctuates sharply, and the change of normal stress at the root of drive components is also remarkable. This study provides references for further studies on the dynamic characteristics of parallel mechanisms with rigid and flexible links and for the optimization of the design of the mechanism.

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