An Automatic Method for Finding the Assembly Configurations of Planar Non-Single-Input-Dyadic Mechanisms

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D. E. Foster, R. J. Cipra

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1288 Mechanical Engineering Building, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1288

J. Mech. Des 124(1), 58-67 (Jun 01, 1999) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1425813 History: Received June 01, 1999
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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AC plots for two four-bar linkages
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Dyad configuration of two links
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Two-loop SID six-bar linkage
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Two NSID eight-bar linkages
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3D plot of distance AB for r1=16,r2=11,r5=13
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Bounding curves for r3=14,r4=2
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Bounding curves for r3=6,r4=2
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Bounding curves for r3=18,r4=14
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Results of initial search for the five-bar linkage in Fig. 8
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Following the bounding curve
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Bounding curves for seven-bar linkage
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Use of loop 1 segments to find bounding curves
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AC curves for six-bar linkage
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AC plot for six-bar mechanism




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