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Volume 104, 20172017 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing, Modeling and Mechatronics (IC4M 2017) – 2017 2nd International Conference on Design, Engineering and Science (ICDES 2017)
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Chapter 3: Design of Engineering and Science|
|Published online||14 April 2017|
The Design of a Bistable Composite Connection Method Applied on the Low Volume Production of a Breast Board Table Connection
1 Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Achitecture Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design, Graaf Karel de Goedelaan 5, B-8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
2 Ghent University, Department of Radiotherapy and Experimental Cancer Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent, Belgium
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
Bistable morphing composite laminates have been studied over the recent years because of their exquisite applications in energy harvesting and aerodynamic performance. A bistable laminate has two passive, stable positions that require an actuating bending moment for snap through. Different techniques have been developed to obtain bi-stability in composite laminates by using thermally or mechanically induced strain. Little study has been done around the more accessible method of laminate bi-stability through elastic buckling. This paper presents the design process of a buckling bistable composite connection method with human actuation.
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