Topological synthesis and integrated kinematic-structural dimensional optimization of a ten-bar linkage for a hydraulic rescue spreader

Thomas Sullivan, James D Van De Ven

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Abstract

Hydraulic rescue spreaders are used by emergency response personnel to extricate occupants from a vehicle crash. A lighter and more portable rescue spreader is required for better usability and to enable utilization in a variety of scenarios. To meet this requirement, topological synthesis, dimensional synthesis, and an optimization were used to develop a solution linkage. The topological synthesis technique demonstrates that ten links are the minimum possible number that achieves the desired motion without depending primarily on rotation of the spreader jaws. A novel integrated kinematic-structural dimensional synthesis technique is presented and used in a grid-search optimizing the linkage dimensions to minimize linkage mass. The resulting ten-bar linkage meets or exceeds the kinematic performance parameters while simultaneously achieving a near-optimum predicted mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780791855935
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2013Aug 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume6 A

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/4/138/7/13

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Hydraulics
Linkage
Kinematics
Synthesis
Optimization
Emergency Response
Crash
Usability
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Personnel
Grid
Minimise
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Motion
Requirements
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Sullivan, T., & Van De Ven, J. D. (2013). Topological synthesis and integrated kinematic-structural dimensional optimization of a ten-bar linkage for a hydraulic rescue spreader. In 37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference [V06AT07A043] (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 6 A). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2013-12327

Topological synthesis and integrated kinematic-structural dimensional optimization of a ten-bar linkage for a hydraulic rescue spreader. / Sullivan, Thomas; Van De Ven, James D.

37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013. V06AT07A043 (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 6 A).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sullivan, T & Van De Ven, JD 2013, Topological synthesis and integrated kinematic-structural dimensional optimization of a ten-bar linkage for a hydraulic rescue spreader. in 37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference., V06AT07A043, Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, vol. 6 A, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013, Portland, OR, United States, 8/4/13. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2013-12327
Sullivan T, Van De Ven JD. Topological synthesis and integrated kinematic-structural dimensional optimization of a ten-bar linkage for a hydraulic rescue spreader. In 37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2013. V06AT07A043. (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2013-12327
Sullivan, Thomas ; Van De Ven, James D. / Topological synthesis and integrated kinematic-structural dimensional optimization of a ten-bar linkage for a hydraulic rescue spreader. 37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013. (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference).
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