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Publication Citation: Static Structural Analysis of a Reconfigurable Rigid Platform Supported by Elastic Legs

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Author(s): F Rudder;
Title: Static Structural Analysis of a Reconfigurable Rigid Platform Supported by Elastic Legs
Published: January 01, 1996
Abstract: This report describes a static structural analysis of a rigid planar platform supported by elastic legs. The platform deformations are computed relative to a specified platform position and orientation. The analysis considers deformation due to static platform loads, non-uniform temperatures of the legs, and manufacturing errors of each leg length. The model was developed as a tool to assist in the interpretation of metrology data and the development of an error budget for the NIST Octahedral Hexapod Milling Machine.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5885
Keywords: machine tool error budget;manufacturing errors;metrology;static structural analysis;temperature deformations
Research Areas: Metrology, Manufacturing