A New Optimization Method for Dynamic Design of Planar Linkage With Clearances at Joints—Optimizing the Mass Distribution of Links to Reduce the Change of Joint Forces

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B. Feng, N. Morita, T. Torii

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Hamamatsu, Japan

J. Mech. Des 124(1), 68-73 (May 01, 1999) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1425393 History: Received May 01, 1999
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Planar four-bar linkage with clearances at joints
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Joint forces of usual linkage; (a) magnitudes of the three joint forces; (b) Direction of the joint force of crank-coupler; (c) Rate of change of direction of joint force
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Joint forces of optimized linkage; (a) magnitudes of the three joint forces; (b) direction of the joint force of crank-coupler
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Small element superposing method
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Flow chart of process of superposing the small elements




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