Automatic Synthesis of Crank Driven Four-Bar Mechanisms for Two, Three, or Four-Position Motion Generation

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S. Bawab

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529

S. Sabada, U. Srinivasan, G. L Kinzel, K. J. Waldron

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210

J. Mech. Des 119(2), 225-231 (Jun 01, 1997) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826240 History: Received March 01, 1995; Revised October 01, 1996; Online December 11, 2007


The synthesis of motion generation of crank driven four-bar mechanisms designed to go through two, three, or four precision positions based on optimization theory and rectified synthesis are discussed. The techniques for automatic synthesis presented have been implemented in the interactive synthesis package RECSYN.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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