Geared five-bar path generation with structural constraints

Yahia M. Al-Smadi, Kevin Russell, Raj S. Sodhi

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The specific contribution made by this work in the area of geared five-bar path generation is the formulation of a non-linear optimization problem that includes elastic deflection, static torque and buckling constraints. Using this model, geared five-bar path generators are also synthesized with respect to static torque, deflection constraints and buckling constraints for a given rigid-body load.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1059-1072
Number of pages14
JournalInverse Problems in Science and Engineering
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Buckling
  • Deflection
  • Geared five-bar mechanism
  • Path generation
  • Torque


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