RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

On the Elimination of the Branching Problem in the Synthesis of Spatial Motion Generators With Spheric Joints. Part 1: Theory

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G. N. Sandor

Mechanical Engineering Design and Rotordynamics Laboratories, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Xirong Zhuang

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

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 106(3), 312-318 (Sep 01, 1984) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267413 History: Received February 06, 1984; Online November 19, 2009


A theory is proposed for elimination of the branching problem in the synthesis of spatial motion generators with at least one spheric joint. The theory is also applicable to planar linkages as a special case of spatial mechanisms. Applications of the theory are presented in Part 2 of the paper.

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