• Aparna Patil

Compliant Mechanisms Designs in Automotive Industry

Updated: Mar 30

Compliant Mechanism Design in Automobile industry

In our previous blog articles, we have seen the applications of compliant mechanisms in the medical field. Let us now explore various compliant designs in the automotive industry.

1. Passenger Ergonomics

Passenger Ergonomics

Compliant mechanisms by their definition include flexible components. Efforts have been made to improve passenger ergonomics by redesigning seats, steering wheel and pedals. In addition, for the rest of the vehicle transmission, a reduction in the number of joints also gives the mechanism high precession. Vibration and noise caused by the turning and sliding joints of rigid body mechanisms can also be eliminated up to some extent using compliant mechanisms. Vibrations and road noise that are transmitted to the chassis from the forces exerted at the wheel also reduce the comfort level of the passenger.

2. Suspension System

Suspension System

Suspension System includes tyres, springs, shock absorbers, arms, linkages, bushing and joints. The use of compliant mechanisms has many advantages. The possible advantages of their use in

suspension systems include:

  • Reduced number of joints

  • Reduced number of parts

  • Reduced wear

  • Energy storage in flexible members

  • Reduced manufacturing and assembly costs

  • Reduced weight

  • Reduced maintenance

Compliant mechanisms used in suspensions take advantage of utilizing flexibility for motion and energy storage. This has the potential for reducing parts, cost, space and weight when compared to traditional mechanisms.

3. Driving Safety

Driving Safety

Consider an example of a compliant mechanism wiper which was produced by FLexSys.

Compliant Wipers

This reduces part count and also significant cost savings.

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