Dwell linkages - representative models for quick practical solutions

S. Kota, A. G. Erdman, D. R. Riley

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Linkages are much easier to manufacture and are inexpensive to maintain than cams which are traditionally used for dwell applications. The development of design methods for dwell linkages has not been easy due to difficulty in deriving an explicit motion expression in terms of design parameters to seek solutions. The 'indirect synthesis' design methodology presented in this paper takes into consideration the entire motion characteristics of dwell linkages, and relates the motion characteristics to the linkage parameters and the shape of the basic coupler curves. This design methodology led to a computerized catalog of distinct dwell linkage models that cover a variety of dewll motions such that any given design specification can be matched with one of the established models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE
PublisherPubl by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventTrends and Developments in Mechanisms, Machines, and Robotics - 1988 - Kissimmee, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 25 1988Sep 28 1988


OtherTrends and Developments in Mechanisms, Machines, and Robotics - 1988
CityKissimmee, FL, USA


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