ANALYTICAL SYNTHESIS OF MECHANISMS .2. CRANK-ROTATIBILITY SYNTHESIS


SOYLU R., KANBEROGLU K.

MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY, vol.28, no.6, pp.835-844, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0094-114x(93)90026-r
  • Title of Journal : MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY
  • Page Numbers: pp.835-844

Abstract

The crank-rotatibility synthesis of single degree-of-freedom mechanisms is investigated. This synthesis problem may be defined to be the determination of the allowable dimensions of a mechanism such that a desired link can act as a crank. The developed synthesis algorithm yields, analytically, sufficient conditions for crank-rotatibility. These conditions are in the form of inequalities that involve the dimensions. The method is applicable to any planar or spatial mechanism, for which an appropriate input-output equation may be derived. The algorithm can be used to determine the limit positions of any link in the mechanism.