Sensitivity distribution in the synthesis solution space of four-bar linkages

S. Faik, A. G. Erdman

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This paper describes the sensitivity to tolerances of four-bar linkage link angles in terms of two nondimensional quantities a and T. The traces of these quantities are then plotted in the (λ13, λ4) space thus allowing the designer to synthesize a fourbar linkage with a prescribed sensitivity value and predict the tolerance required to achieve a certain accuracy on link angles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1991

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