Model Formulation of Complex Mechanisms With Multiple Inputs: Part I—Geometry

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C. E. Benedict

Wayne H. Coloney Co., Inc., Consulting Engineers, Tallahassee, Fla.

D. Tesar

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

J. Mech. Des 100(4), 747-754 (Oct 01, 1978) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454003 History: Received August 01, 1977; Online October 21, 2010


As the first of two companion papers for the analysis of multi-degree of freedom mechanisms, this as Part 1 treats the geometry in terms of the subunit Assur groups. Explicit matrix formulations are given to establish the intermediate and total influence coefficients of the system geometry. A detailed presentation is given for the two-degree of freedom five-bar linkage to illustrate the application of the general formulation.

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