Five-Bar Path Generation Synthesis by Continuation Methods

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G. Starns, D. R. Flugrad

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011

J. Mech. Des 115(4), 988-994 (Dec 01, 1993) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919297 History: Received September 01, 1990; Revised February 01, 1991; Online June 02, 2008


This paper demonstrates the synthesis of a geared five-bar path generating mechanism using continuation methods. The gear ratio can be varied resulting in a solution set of geared five-bars passing through seven prescribed path positions. The development differs from past approaches in that convergence of the synthesis equations is not dependent on the choice of initial values and, furthermore, the method can be employed by a designer to select a geared-five-bar path generator with a wide range of possible gear ratios. Two examples demonstrate the method.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Gears , Equations , Generators
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