Graphical Technique to Locate the Center of Curvature of a Coupler Point Trajectory

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Gordon R. Pennock, Edward C. Kinzel

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2088 USA

J. Mech. Des 126(6), 1000-1005 (Feb 14, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1798091 History: Received September 23, 2003; Revised February 13, 2004; Online February 14, 2005
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