Richard S. Berkof, Michael G. Meredith, Aubrey Adams, Chris Anton, Bob VandenBoom, Chris Lentsch, Arthur G. Erdman, Armand L. DilPare, David W. Strombeck, Gregory N. Meyers

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Four case studies are presented. A walking mechanical alligator simulates the gait with a six-bar linkage. A front loading garbage truck uses a four-bar linkage to reduce the number of hydraulic cylinders and controls within constraints of safety, travel height, and ground pivot location limitations. An analysis of circular saw blade inertia torque under braking determines required arbor bolt tightening torque required to keep the blade on. A four-bar toggle mechanism is designed to automatically transport a coat from a hook, accessed by a customer, to a revolving rack, and reverse the procedure to replace a coat check person.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - 1984


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