Analysis of Overconstrained Mechanisms

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C. Mavroidis

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139

B. Roth

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

J. Mech. Des 117(1), 69-74 (Mar 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826119 History: Received April 01, 1994; Revised May 01, 1994; Online January 25, 2008


This paper presents a new systematic method for dealing with overconstrained mechanisms. With this one method we are able to verify all previously known overconstrained mechanisms. In addition, this method yields the input-output equations of any single-loop overconstrained mechanism. Two numerical examples and one set of input-output curves are presented.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Mechanisms , Equations
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