RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

A Method for the Identification of Planar Linkage Chains

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H.-S. Yan, W.-M. Hwang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C.

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 105(4), 658-662 (Dec 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258531 History: Received June 11, 1982; Online November 19, 2009


For every planar linkage chain with turning-pairs only, there is a corresponding set of identification numbers consisting of link assortment, joint assortment, link adjacent polynomial, joint adjacent polynomial, linkage incident polynomial, and linkage structural polynomial. These numbers can be used for the identification of a linkage chain and for the testing of the isomorphism of unknown linkage chains.

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