Burmester field envelopes for multiple design parameters

John R. Mlinar, Arthur G. Erdman

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The Burmester field is the area swept by a Burmester curve as one or more of the design variables change. This paper presents the envelope of the Burmester field for more than one design parameter. It is shown that the envelope consists of various segments. These segments are found to be portions of Burmester curves and curves found using envelope theory. A two- and three-parameter example are provided and discussed. The application of the Burmester field concept to the design of linkages is also discussed. This includes the limitations on the selection of the second dyad.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication25th Biennial Mechanisms Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791880319
StatePublished - 1998
EventASME 1998 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1998 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Sep 13 1998Sep 16 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1998 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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Publisher Copyright:
© 1998 by ASME.


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