A Graphical Method to Find the Secondary Instantaneous Centers of Zero Velocity for the Double Butterfly Linkage

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David E. Foster

Senior Engineer—Design, Caterpillar, Inc., East Peoria, Illinois 61630-3130

Gordon R. Pennock

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

J. Mech. Des 125(2), 268-274 (Jun 11, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1567313 History: Received December 01, 2001; Revised November 01, 2002; Online June 11, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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The instant centers I13 and I17 of the double butterfly linkage
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Notation for the angular displacements
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Linkage used in the appendix to discuss locus of the instant center I59
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(a) A schematic diagram of the double butterfly linkage (b) The Two Degree-of-Freedom Nine-Bar Linkage
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(a) The left six-bar linkage (b) The right six-bar linkage
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(a) The locus of the instant center I5+9+ (b) The locus of the instant center I5*9*




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