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Graphical Methods to Locate the Secondary Instant Centers of Single-Degree-of-Freedom Indeterminate Linkages

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David E. Foster

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

Gordon R. Pennock

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

J. Mech. Des 127(2), 249-256 (Mar 25, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1829070 History: Received February 10, 2004; Revised May 11, 2004; Online March 25, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
Topics: Linkages
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Links i and j of a two-degree-of-freedom linkage
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A schematic diagram of the five-bar linkage
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Link j replaced by a pair of connected links. (a) Link j in the indeterminate linkage. (b) The pair of connected links j and j.
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(a) The indeterminate ten-bar linkage. (b) The secondary instant centers obtained from the Aronhold–Kennedy theorem. (c) The first arbitrary choice of the instant center I19. (d) The second arbitrary choice of the instant center I19. (e) The secondary instant centers I49 and I19.
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(a) The single flier eight-bar linkage. (b) A two-degree-of-freedom nine-bar linkage. (c) The first arbitrary choice of the instant center I27. (d) The second arbitrary choice of the instant center I27. (e) The secondary instant center I28.
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(a) A ten-bar linkage with revolute and prismatic joints. (b) A two-degree-of-freedom nine-bar linkage. (c) The first arbitrary choice of the instant center I14. (d) The second arbitrary choice of the instant center I14. (e) The secondary instant center I13.

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