RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Position Analysis of Spatial Mechanisms

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J. Llinares, A. Page

School of Architecture, Polytechnical University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 106(2), 252-255 (Jun 01, 1984) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258587 History: Received October 12, 1983; Online November 19, 2009


In this paper matrix notation is used to develop a computational algorithm for position analysis of spatial mechanisms having revolute (R) and prismatic (P) pairs. Since all lower pairs are equivalent to some combination of R and P pairs, the method works for spatial mechanisms containing any lower pair. By using the method, spatial mechanisms are describable by simple equations which are easily programmable.

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