RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

A Compact Approach To Planar Kinematic Analysis

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B. Fallahi

School of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

K. M. Ragsdell

Design Optimization Laboratory, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. 85721

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 105(3), 434-440 (Sep 01, 1983) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267378 History: Received April 30, 1982; Online November 19, 2009


The automatic analysis of kinematic chains is today an important practical problem. The widespread use of CAD/CAM systems for mechanical design increases the potential utility of such an analysis procedure. In this paper, we describe a Mechanism Analysis Procedure (MAP) which should be of practical value in modern CAD/CAM computing environments which employ minicomputers, since it seeks to minimize the required computer storage for a problem of given size. Numerical results are given which compare MAP to DRAM, a very widely used program of similar capability.

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