Three precision point synthesis of a four bar linkage: An example using the LINCAGES-4 program

R. Peterson, L. Logan, Arthur G Erdman, D. R. Riley

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Synthesis of four-bar linkages for three design positions has been implemented on a micro-computer and incorporated into an existing four design position program - LINCAGES. This new program provides for both three and four precision position specification methods under a common user interface. The program runs on IBM PC/XT/AT computers with full color graphics and has mnouse-based interactive capabilities. When prescribing the motion of a mechanism with three finitely separated positions (rather than four or five), there are a larger number of free choices available to the designer. A design example is presented which demonstrates the features of this package using the three precision position mode. A simple rocker-rocker mechanism that might serve as an assembly line pick-and-place linkage is synthesized and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherPubl by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventComputers in Engineering 1988 - Proceedings - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 31 1988Aug 4 1988


OtherComputers in Engineering 1988 - Proceedings
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA


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