Modeling the Plane Joint

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I. S. Fischer

Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey 08854

J. Mech. Des 121(3), 383-386 (Sep 01, 1999) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2829472 History: Received March 01, 1998; Revised May 01, 1999; Online December 11, 2007


The plane joint, often referred to as the “E” joint is modeled using dual-number coordinate-transformation matrices. The joint consists of two flat surfaces held in contact so that three degrees of freedom are allowed, two translations and a rotation. The swash-plate mechanism is used as an example of a mechanism featuring the plane joint.

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