RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Design of Spherical Drag-Links Between Positions of Unity Velocity Ratio

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C. H. Chiang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 109(4), 455-459 (Dec 01, 1987) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258817 History: Received July 01, 1986; Online November 19, 2009


While synthesizing a planar drag-link between positions of unity velocity can be reduced to a problem of synthesizing a planar crank-rocker, this is not the case with a spherical drag-link. Synthesis equations for designing spherical drag-links between positions of unit velocity ratio are derived from equations previously obtained for matching two prescribed velocity ratios. It has been shown that the loci of both crank pins are spherical ellipses and great circles. An example is given.

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