RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Synthesis of Planar Linkages That Contain Guiding Tracks

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Yesh P. Singh

Division of Engineering, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78285-0665

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 109(2), 155-162 (Jun 01, 1987) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267430 History: Received July 01, 1986; Online November 19, 2009


In this paper synthesis procedures are developed for planar cam-link mechanisms for exact generation of arbitrary specified motion and arbitrary specified path with coordinated crank rotation specifications. Complex-number loop-closure method is used for determining the position of links and tracks. Equations of the tracks are derived in general and parametric form. Then the envelope theory is used for determining the follower contact points on the tracks. A numerical example, Table 1, is also presented for illustration.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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