Integrated CAD of mechanisms

William A. Mittelstadt, Donald R. Riley, Arthur G. Erdman

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There are three major components in an integral linkage design package: synthesis, analysis and design/drafting. Through the utilization of existing design software and integration tools, such a system is being developed at the University of Minnesota. This paper presents the prototype system along with a detailed example. The system, not yet all encompassing, ties the three major components together into one useful design tool utilizing LINCAGES for synthesis, DRAM for analysis, and ICEM DESIGN/DRAFTING for the design/drafting component. The example illustrates the use of the package in the design of a six-bar stamper mechanism. The design process is followed through from initial problem definition to the final analysis of the mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-311
Number of pages9
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985

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