A new transmission index based on a static force analysis, the joint-force index, is presented. The joint-force index is an improved transmission index for mechanisms which support external loads. No other transmission index in the literature predicts the effect of specific external loads on the force transmission, even though mechanisms that are subjected to external loads are very common. The joint-force index provides a meaningful transmission guideline regardless of the complexity of the mechanism. Planar four-bar linkages as well as complex planar linkages of six or more links may be evaluated using the joint-force index.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||23rd Biennial Mechanisms Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Mechanism Synthesis and Analysis|
|Publisher||American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 1994|
|Event||ASME 1994 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1994, collocated with the ASME 1994 International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibition and the ASME 1994 8th Annual Database Symposium - Minneapolis, United States|
Duration: Sep 11 1994 → Sep 14 1994
|Name||Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference|
|Conference||ASME 1994 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1994, collocated with the ASME 1994 International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibition and the ASME 1994 8th Annual Database Symposium|
|Period||9/11/94 → 9/14/94|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding for this research was provided in part by the University of Minnesota Productivity Center and National Science Foundation Grant No. MSS 9012456. Work under the NSF grant was made possible by Dr. Arthur Erdman, Professor at University of Minnesota.
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