Synthesis, Design, and Prototyping of a Planar Three Degree-of-Freedom Reactionless Parallel Mechanism

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Simon Foucault, Clément M. Gosselin

Département de Génie Mécanique, Université Laval, Québec, PQ G1K 7P4, Canada

J. Mech. Des 126(6), 992-999 (Feb 14, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1798211 History: Received November 13, 2003; Revised February 22, 2004; Online February 14, 2005
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Parallelogram five-bar linkage
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Proposed three degree-of-freedom parallel mechanism
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Equivalence between the platform and two point masses
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Position of the counterweight in (a) the first case and (b) the second case
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Simulation results: (a) actuating torques (b) sum of forces and moments at the base




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