Active Valves and Irises

Compliant mechanisms offer many exciting possibilities for enhancing and adding new function to active realtime flow control. By applying shape morphing and motion amplifying FlexSys can convert very small inputs to comparably large changes in the geometry of channels, venturis, apertures and surfaces of all types. These can be accomplished while generating very small distributed elastic strains throughout the component minimizing material fatigue. Also, since they are monoform and have no moving parts, these compliant elements avoid friction and wear and are much less susceptible to clogging and corrosion.