Transactions of the Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers
Online ISSN : 2185-811X
Print ISSN : 1342-5668
ISSN-L : 1342-5668
On the Mechanics of Elastomer Shear Pads for Remote Center Compliance (RCC)
Sangwan JOOFumio MIYAZAKI
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1996 Volume 9 Issue 8 Pages 383-391

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The mechanical behavior of RCC devices depends on the number of rubber-metal layers in elastomer shear pads, thickness and radius of the rubber and metal, axial and lateral stiffness of the elastomer, which have to be considered for complete analysis or design of the RCC devices. This paper presents a useful method of analyzing the behavior of RCC based on the material mechanics approach. This makes it easy to design a new RCC for a specific purpose. Simulation and experimental results are also presented.

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