RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Dimensional Synthesis of Closed-Loop Linkages to Match Force and Position Specifications

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C. Huang, B. Roth

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

J. Mech. Des 115(2), 194-198 (Jun 01, 1993) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919177 History: Received March 01, 1990; Online June 02, 2008


By combining classical kinematic synthesis and static synthesis, we consider force conditions as well as motions in the dimensional synthesis of linkages. We are concerned with determining the dimensions of linkages that guide a rigid body through several positions and support a specified external load at each position. Three types of planar linkages are studied in detail: four-bar, slider-crank, and double-slider linkages. Incompletely specified problems and spring element synthesis are also discussed.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Force
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