Data for: Rapid Conceptual Design and Analysis of Spatial Flexure Mechanisms
The Excel file contains comparison of DAS3D results with Abaqus FE simulations. Accuracy of single sheet and wire flexures of different dimensions are investigated under various loading cases. The effect of dividing sheet and wire flexures into multiple segments is also investigated. Performance of single element hinge (circular, elliptic and filleted type) is compared with Abaqus FEA. Accuracy of three complex flexure mechanisms, double parallelogram, 3D sheet stage and 3D wire stage, compared to Abaqus FE simulations are studied in individual worksheets.