Sensitivity Distribution in the Synthesis Solution Space of Four-Bar Linkages

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S. Faik

Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingenieurs, B.P. 765 Agdal, Rabat, Morocco

A. G. Erdman

Productivity Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455

J. Mech. Des 113(1), 3-9 (Mar 01, 1991) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2912748 History: Received March 01, 1988; Online June 02, 2008


This paper describes the sensitivity to tolerances of four-bar linkage link angles in terms of two nondimensional quantities σ and τ. The traces of these quantities are then plotted in the (λ1 , λ3 , λ4 ) space thus allowing the designer to synthesize a fourbar linkage with a prescribed sensitivity value and predict the tolerance required to achieve a certain accuracy on link angles.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Linkages
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