A Unified Theory for Kinematic Synthesis

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P. A. James, B. Roth

Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

J. Mech. Des 116(1), 144-154 (Mar 01, 1994) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919338 History: Received May 01, 1992; Online June 02, 2008


In this paper we derive an analytic method for obtaining infinitesimal kinematic synthesis results as a limiting process from finitely-separated position kinematics. Expanding on previous work, we extend the unified theory to include spatial kinematic synthesis and we present a new numerical method. The new methods serve to unity finite, infinitesimal, and hybrid kinematic synthesis into one theory for kinematic synthesis.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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