Planar four-bar motion generation with prescribed static torque and rigid-body reaction force

Yahia M. Al-Smadi, Qiong Shen, Kevin Russell, Rajpal Sodhi

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Abstract

In motion generation, the objective is to calculate the mechanism parameters required to achieve or approximate a set of prescribed rigid-body poses. This work introduces a new design constraint that considers driving link static torque for a given rigid-body load. By incorporating this new constraint into conventional planar four-bar motion generation models (Sandor and Erdman, 1984; Suh and Radcliffe 1978), planar four-bar mechanisms are synthesized to achieve not only prescribed rigid-body poses, but also to satisfy prescribed driver static torque for a given rigid-body load. The included example demonstrates the synthesis of a four-bar braking mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-85
Number of pages13
JournalMechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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