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Optimal Mechanism Design for Path Generation and Motions With Reduced Harmonic Content

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Zhongfan Yuan

Mechanical Department, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610065, P.R. China e-mail: zfyuan5026@hotmail.com

M. J. Gilmartin

School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, United Kingdom e-mail: m.j.gilmartin@livjm.ac.uk

S. S. Douglas

School of Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, United Kingdom

J. Mech. Des 126(1), 191-196 (Mar 11, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1637661 History: Received March 01, 2001; Online March 11, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Two-objective optimization path
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Arrangement of the four-bar linkage
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Path and harmonic reduction for optimized four-bar
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Optimized four-bar linkage (left: one objective, right: two objective) (CAMLINK model)
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Arrangement of the hybrid five-bar
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Required and produced path for hybrid five-bar
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Hybrid five-bar simulation diagram
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Harmonic reduction for optimized five-bar

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