An Approach to the Characterization of Flexure Hinges for the Purpose of Optimizing the Design of a Micromanipulator Conference Paper uri icon


  • Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015 A crucial factor for estimating the performance of a flexure hinge based micromanipulator requires knowledge of stiffness or compliance matrices. These can be determined by using an analytical method, the finite element method (FEM) or an experimental method. Hence, a generalization and a FEM enhancement of the analytical method for calculating the compliance or stiffness matrix of flexure hinges are suggested. For an experimental validation of the approach a test stand is necessary. This test stand permits testing of bending and torsional characteristics of flexure hinge specimen.

published proceedings

  • Mechanisms and Machine Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Schoenen, D., Ivanov, I., & Corves, B.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Schoenen, D||Ivanov, I||Corves, B

publication date

  • January 2014