RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms and Design Automation Papers

The Simultaneous Analytical Synthesis of Mass and Spring Elements in Planar Mechanisms

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J. N. Griffin, G. K. Matthew

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

J. Mech. Des 103(4), 758-763 (Oct 01, 1981) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254985 History: Received June 01, 1980; Online November 17, 2009


The potential energy storage of linear springs and the kinetic energy storage of a body in motion are associated with the nonlinear motion of planar mechanisms to provide precision point control of desired dynamic phenomena. The work is closely analogous to synthesis of constraint links for pure kinematics problems.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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