A Graph Grammar Approach for Structure Synthesis of Mechanisms

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Linda C. Schmidt, Harshawardhan Shetty

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-3035 USA

Scott C. Chase

Key Centre of Design Computing, Department of Architectural and Design Science, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia

J. Mech. Des 122(4), 371-376 (Jul 01, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1315299 History: Received July 01, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Example of the application of the general mechanism grammar rules to produce (5, 6) graphs
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(a) Isomorphism detection grammar applied to graph GA of figure 3; (b) Isomorphism detection grammar applied to graph GB of figure 3
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Epicyclic gear train grammar
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Graph and functional schematic representation of two different 6-link 7-joint mechanism (adapted from Tsai, 1996)
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General mechanism grammar
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Application of EGT Grammar
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Functional schematic corresponding to EGT kinematic structures




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