A laser light scanning device consisting of an electronically driven mechanically resonant torsional spring-mirror system was developed for display applications. The original design suffers fatigue failure due to the repeated rotation of the torsional spring. The torsional spring design is investigated and analyzed to attain the lowest possible stress level while maintaining a constant resonant frequency. The finite element analysis model of the torsional spring was created and the stress was minimized by changing the geometrical parameters of the spring. Spring geometric optimization resulted in a maximum stress of 0.632 GPa, that is 12% reduction in stress from the original design, which should give an extended life span of 1 month for the intended application.
Design and Optimization of Mechanically Resonant Torsional Spring Mechanism for Laser Light Dispersion Applications
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Koay, L. K., and Gitano-Briggs, H. (January 10, 2011). "Design and Optimization of Mechanically Resonant Torsional Spring Mechanism for Laser Light Dispersion Applications." ASME. J. Mech. Des. January 2011; 133(1): 014504. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4003143
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