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Improving the Performance of Industrial Machines with Variable Stiffness Springs. / Verstraten, Tom; Lopez Garcia, Pablo; Lenaerts, Bert; Mrak, Branimir; Lefeber, Dirk; Vanderborght, Bram.

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title = "Improving the Performance of Industrial Machines with Variable Stiffness Springs",
abstract = "In several industrial applications, drivetrains impose highly dynamic oscillating motions to inertial loads. By introducing springs, the system's natural frequencies can be matched to the required operating frequencies, lowering energy consumption of the drivetrain. However, fixed-stiffness springs only have a positive effect in a limited range of frequencies. To solve this problem, variable stiffness springs are proposed. A discussion of the effect of the series and parallel topology, as well as the possibility of adapting the spatio-temporal characteristics of the motion to the spring, is presented. Furthermore, a practical implementation of a variable stiffness spring is proposed. Its effectiveness is validated in experiments.",
author = "Tom Verstraten and {Lopez Garcia}, Pablo and Bert Lenaerts and Branimir Mrak and Dirk Lefeber and Bram Vanderborght",
year = "2020",
month = "1",
day = "15",
doi = "https://doi.org/10.1080/15397734.2020.1713155",
language = "English",
journal = "Mechanics Based Design of Structures & Machines",
issn = "1539-7734",

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T1 - Improving the Performance of Industrial Machines with Variable Stiffness Springs

AU - Verstraten, Tom

AU - Lopez Garcia, Pablo

AU - Lenaerts, Bert

AU - Mrak, Branimir

AU - Lefeber, Dirk

AU - Vanderborght, Bram

PY - 2020/1/15

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N2 - In several industrial applications, drivetrains impose highly dynamic oscillating motions to inertial loads. By introducing springs, the system's natural frequencies can be matched to the required operating frequencies, lowering energy consumption of the drivetrain. However, fixed-stiffness springs only have a positive effect in a limited range of frequencies. To solve this problem, variable stiffness springs are proposed. A discussion of the effect of the series and parallel topology, as well as the possibility of adapting the spatio-temporal characteristics of the motion to the spring, is presented. Furthermore, a practical implementation of a variable stiffness spring is proposed. Its effectiveness is validated in experiments.

AB - In several industrial applications, drivetrains impose highly dynamic oscillating motions to inertial loads. By introducing springs, the system's natural frequencies can be matched to the required operating frequencies, lowering energy consumption of the drivetrain. However, fixed-stiffness springs only have a positive effect in a limited range of frequencies. To solve this problem, variable stiffness springs are proposed. A discussion of the effect of the series and parallel topology, as well as the possibility of adapting the spatio-temporal characteristics of the motion to the spring, is presented. Furthermore, a practical implementation of a variable stiffness spring is proposed. Its effectiveness is validated in experiments.

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DO - https://doi.org/10.1080/15397734.2020.1713155

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