An Optimality Criterion for the Structural Optimization of Machine Elements

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C.-P. Teng

Department of Technical R&D, The Original Cakerie Ltd., 1345 Cliveden Avenue, Delta, BC V3M 6C7, Canadae-mail: chinpunt@shaw.ca

J. Angeles

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Center for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, 817 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, PQ H3A 2K6, Canadae-mail: angeles@cim.mcgill.ca

J. Mech. Des 127(3), 415-423 (May 10, 2005) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1825442 History: Received April 24, 2003; Revised April 27, 2004; Online May 10, 2005
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A three-bar truss subject to a force of bounded magnitude but of arbitrary orientation ϕ
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The basic layout of the roller-carrying disk
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The roller-carrying disk
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Nodes connecting to the roller pin
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The optimum roller-carrying disks for various isometry constraints
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The optimum roller-carrying disks for various values of γ*
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Prototypes of planar Speed-o-Cam
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The stiffness ellipsoid



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