Three and four precision point kinematic synthesis of planar linkages

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Dyads modelled by complex numbers are presented in several different equation forms for three prescribed positions of either motion, path generation with prescribed timing or function generation. Different strategies are suggested depending on how the free choices are best utilized. Interactive computer techniques are suggested for both the three and four prescribed position cases. Several examples are presented to help illustrate each of the design situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-245
Number of pages19
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1981


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