RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Optimal Synthesis of Function Generators Without the Branch Defect

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S. O. Tinubu

Systems Engineering, AT&T Bell Laboratory, Naperville, IL 60566

K. C. Gupta

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60680

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 106(3), 348-354 (Sep 01, 1984) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267418 History: Received June 13, 1984; Online November 19, 2009


A new method is proposed for the optimum (mini-max structural error) synthesis of function-generating mechanisms with unlimited number of design specifications, and which are free from the branch defect. This method does not require the use of explicit branching constraints. It is developed and illustrated with numerical examples for the planar four-bar and the spatial R-S-S-R mechanisms.

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