An extension of mechanism design optimization for motion generation

Qiong Shen, Yahia M. Al-Smadi, Peter J. Martin, Kevin Russell, Raj S. Sodhi

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As an extension of the authors published work on a search algorithm for motion generation with Grashof, transmission angle and linkage perimeter conditions [P.J. Martin, K. Russell, R.S. Sodhi, On mechanism design optimization for motion generation, Mechanism and Machine Theory 42 (10) (2007) 1251-1263], this work formulates a goal program to generate four-bar mechanism fixed and moving pivot loci that considers prescribed coupler poses, a coupler load and maximum driver static torques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1759-1767
Number of pages9
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


  • Coupler load
  • Four-bar mechanism
  • Motion generation
  • Optimization
  • Planar mechanism
  • Selection algorithm


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