WIT Press


Optimal Design Of The Loading Mechanism In A Tester For Micro-mechanical Properties

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM040511

Volume

76

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

408 kb

Author(s)

J. Zhuangde, Z. Qiang, Z. Zexiang, W. Hairong & Y. Shuming

Abstract

The loading mechanism is one of the most important parts of a tester for micromechanical properties, by which specimens can be loaded and deformed on both the microscopic scale and one millimetre scale with a monolithic two-stage flexure- hinged structure. The mechanical characteristics of the two-stage loading mechanism are analyzed separately. On the basis of this analysis, the problems in the optimal structure design about the first and second stages are discussed, and the optimal models are presented respectively according to the mechanism’s practical application requirements. The genetic algorithm and fuzzy optimization methods were used to solve the optimization problems in the desig

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