Integrated kinematic and dynamic optimal synthesis of spatial mechanisms

A. J. Kakatsios, S. J. Tricamo

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A novel integrated technique permittingthe simultaneous optimization of kinematic anddynamic characteristics in the synthesis ofspatial mechanisms is shown. The nonlinearprogramming formulation determines mechanismvariables which simultaneously minimize themaximum values of bearing reactions, jointtorques, driving torque, shaking moment, andshaking force while constraining the maximumkinematic structural error to a prescribedbound. The method is applied to the design ofa path generating RRSS spatial mechanism withprescribed input link timing. Dynamicreactions in the mechanisms synthesized usingthe integrated technique were substantiallyreduced when compared to those of a mechanismsynthesized to satisfy only the specifiedkinematic conditions. •.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesign Methods, Computer Graphics, and Expert
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780791897737
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 1987 Design Technology Conferences, DETC 1987 - Boston, United States
Duration: Sep 27 1987Sep 30 1987

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference


ConferenceASME 1987 Design Technology Conferences, DETC 1987
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation


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