A Design Methodology for System Parameters Synthesis of Elastic Planar Linkages: Theory

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Zine-Eddine Boutaghou

Hwy 52 & 37th Ave. NW, Prototype & File Technology, IBM-Rochester, MN 55901

A. G. Erdman

University of Minnesota, 111 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

J. Mech. Des 114(4), 536-541 (Dec 01, 1992) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2917040 History: Received March 01, 1990; Online June 02, 2008


Existing formulations predict the displacement and stresses in multi-body systems that result from known system parameters. In contrast, the proposed design methodology enables structured selection of system parameters necessary to produce desired elastic displacements, stresses, and frequencies. This design process involves the development of inverse design equations, the finite element analysis, and the design sensitivity equations to obtain converged solutions satisfying desired design constraints. Part 1 (Theory) considers the theoretical considerations involved. Part 2 (Applications) applies the methodology to design a four-bar linkage and a six-bar linkage.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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