By systematically and extensively studying entire motion characteristics of hundreds of linkages, a comprehensive classification system and heuristics were developed. This qualitative classification scheme led to a finite set of linkage models that cover the entire design space in the sense that any possible design falls under one or more of the models. The system, called Dwell-Expert, incorporates design expertise to select the best linkage model for a given set of design specifications and to compare that model against alternatives. This new design methodology and its implementation in AGNESS (A Generalized Network-based Expert System Shell) are explained. A design example is presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1987|