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IAP 2010 Activity

Lectures on Flexures: Design Principles and Applications
Jonathan B. Hopkins, Martin Culpepper
Mon-Fri, Jan 5-8, 11-15, 01-03:00pm, room 1-371

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Signup by: 23-Dec-2009
Limited to 15 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

Advanced flexure design principles, modeling approaches, engineering tools, and best practices. Applications: precision motion stages, general purpose flexure bearings, and MEMs/Nano-scale positioning systems. Emphasis on kinematic and elastomechanic flexure systhesis using principles of constraint-based design. Lectures, assigned readings, hands-on exercises, and a substantial project involving 3-D printing.

NOTE: Class will meet in Room 1-371.

\\\\\\*NOTE: May be available for credit; check after Dec 8th.
Contact: Jonathan B. Hopkins, 35-135, x3-2108, jhopkins@mit.edu
Sponsor: Mechanical Engineering
Latest update: 23-Nov-2009

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Last update: 19 August 2010