RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Synthesis of Harmonic Motion Generating Linkages—Part I: Function Generation

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K. Farhang, A. Midha, A. K. Bajaj

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 110(1), 16-21 (Mar 01, 1988) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258897 History: Received October 31, 1986; Online November 19, 2009


This paper deals with the first and higher-order function-generation problems in the synthesis of linkages with relatively small input cranks. Such linkages tend to produce nearly simple harmonic motions at the output members. Owing to this distinction, the generality of the conventional synthesis techniques is no longer applicable. Thus, in function generation, only harmonic functions of the input motion may be expected to be synthesized for output motions.

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