Velocity analysis of mechanisms with ball joints

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A procedure is developed for analyzing velocities in spatial mechanisms with ball joints has been designed for practical computerization. The correspondence between the calculated velocities in a ball joint and the time changes of the physical displacements is clarified. The methodology is demonstrated using the RSPC mechanism which has seen commercial application as a washing-machine agitator mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalMechanics Research Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Ball joints
  • Dual number
  • RSPC mechanism
  • Spherical joints
  • Velocity


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