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Unformatted text preview: ements. ANSYS Verification Manual . ANSYS Release 9.0 . 002114 . © SAS IP, Inc. 1–441 VM195: Toggle Mechanism
Reference: G. H. Martin, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill
Book Co., Inc., New York, NY, 1982, pp. 55-56, fig. 3-22. Analysis Type(s): Static Analysis (ANTYPE = 0) Element Type(s): Revolute Joint Elements (COMBIN7)
3-D Elastic Beam Elements (BEAM4)
Spring-Damper Elements (COMBIN14)
Linear Actuator Elements (LINK11) Input Listing: vm195.dat Test Case
Determine the maximum force (Fmax) of a toggle mechanism acting upon a resisting spring. Figure 195.1 Toggle Mechanism Problem Sketch ANSYS Verification Manual . ANSYS Release 9.0 . 002114 . © SAS IP, Inc. 1–442 VM195
E = 1 x 109 N/m2 Geometric Properties
t = 0.1 m
Ks = 166.67 N/m
Ka = 100/d N/m
α = 36.87° Loading
Fa = 100 N Analysis Assumptions and Modeling Notes
A linear actuator is used to apply a force, Fa, and move the toggle mechanism. The actuator force is increased
by 2% to ensure complete mechanism motion. The actuator mu...
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