A Simple Numerical Method for the Kinematic Analysis of Spatial Mechanisms

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J. Garcia de Jalon, M. A. Serna, F. Viadero

College of Industrial Engineering, Bilbao, Spain

J. Flaquer

College of Industrial Engineering, San Sebastian, Spain

J. Mech. Des 104(1), 78-82 (Jan 01, 1982) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3256328 History: Received June 01, 1980; Online November 17, 2009


In this paper we present a new numerical method for the computer analysis of spatial mechanisms. This study is limited to the analysis of velocities and accelerations. Results are obtained in the form of a set of velocities and accelerations of different points of the mechanism. The position of all points of the mechanism is considered as known. The velocities and accelerations of as many input links as the system has degrees of freedom must also be specified. The result is the velocity and acceleration of points on the remaining links.

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