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RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

Characteristic Surfaces for Three-Position Function Generation With Planar Four-Bar Mechanisms

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C. R. Barker, P.-L. Tso

University of Missouri-Rolla, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Rolla, MO 65401

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 111(1), 104-109 (Mar 01, 1989) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258952 History: Received August 25, 1988; Online November 19, 2009

Abstract

This paper considers the relationship between the three-position function-generation problem and the solution space for planar four-bar mechanisms. The two infinities of solutions possible are mapped in a plane to determine the locations where particular types of mechanisms occur. It is possible to generate a contour in the mapping plane which joins together all solutions which possess a common characteristic in regard to their link lengths. This same contour can be displayed in the solution space to ascertain the overall characteristics of potential solutions to the design problem. A numerical example is used for illustrative purposes, but the results can be applied to any three-position function-generation problem.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
Topics: Design , Locations
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