An Investigaton of Minimum-Weight Dual-Material Symmetrically Loaded Wheels and Torsion Arms

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Peter Dewhurst, Sriruk Srithongchai

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881

J. Appl. Mech 72(2), 196-202 (Mar 15, 2005) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1831295 History: Received May 14, 2003; Revised July 21, 2004; Online March 15, 2005
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Prototype pure torsion wheel manufactured by free-form laser sintering
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Elemental truss members adjacent to boundary
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Field of orthogonal logarithmic spirals
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(a) Selected layout curves for a general logarithmic spiral wheel structure, (b) associated force diagram
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Quadrant of truss wheel structure
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Truss approximation of Prager torsion arm
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Truss approximation of Michell torsion arm



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