Over-Constrained Mechanisms Derived from RPRP Loops

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Kuan-Lun Hsu

Mechanical Engineering Department Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN 38505

Kwun-Lon Ting

Center for Manufacturing Research Tennessee Technological University

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4039449 History: Received August 04, 2017; Revised February 15, 2018


This paper addresses the assembly strategy capable of deriving a family of over-constrained mechanisms systematically. The modular approach is proposed. It treats the topological synthesis of over-constrained mechanisms as a systematical derivation rather than a random search. The result indicates that a family of over-constrained mechanisms can be constructed by combining legitimate modules. A spatial four-bar linkage containing two revolute joints (R) and two prismatic joints (P) is selected as the source-module for the purpose of demonstration. All mechanisms discovered in this paper were modeled and animated with computer aided design (CAD) software and their mobility were validated with input-output equations as well as computer simulations. The assembly strategy can serve as a self-contained library of over-constrained mechanisms.

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