SIMULTANEOUS OPTIMIZATION OF KINEMATIC AND DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN THE DESIGN OF PLANAR MECHANISMS.

A. J. Kakatsios, S. J. Tricamo

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Abstract

A new approach to the design of high speed planar mechanisms is presented which makes it possible to synthesize a linkage to satisfy prescribed kinematic criteria while simultaneously minimizing each of its dynamic reactions. A nonlinear programming formulation is given which is capable of finding that linkage, among the theoretically infinite number of possible solutions associated with a number of specified precision points, which has optimal dynamic characteristics. The formulation is also extended to a non-precision point synthesis involving more specified design points than mechanism variables to make possible the minimization of maximum dynamic reactions while limiting the maximum structural error to a prescribed upper bound. The method is illustrated for both cases by application of the technique to the synthesis of a path generating linkage with coordinated input crank rotations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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