Kinematic synthesis of adjustable RRSS mechanisms for multi-phase motion generation

Kevin Russell, R. S. Sodhi

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This paper presents a new technique for synthesizing RRSS mechanisms to achieve phases of coupler positions using the same hardware. This paper considers two- and three-phase problems with constant and adjustable crank and follower lengths. By specifying the joint axes of the RRSS mechanism, the constant length condition becomes the only design constraint. Coupler body positions are then selected with respect to the specified joint axes. These positions are incorporated in the constraint equation and the RRSS mechanism joint variables calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-952
Number of pages14
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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