TRANSMISSION OPTIMIZATION OF RIGHT-ANGLED 4-BAR MECHANISMS


SOYLEMEZ E.

MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY, vol.28, no.4, pp.539-552, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0094-114x(93)90034-s
  • Title of Journal : MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY
  • Page Numbers: pp.539-552

Abstract

Design of spatial four-bar mechanisms in which the skew crank axes are at right angles is investigated. Using an algebraic approach, the lengths of the moving links are expressed as functions of a single parameter. Transmission optimization of right-angled four-bar mechanisms can then be determined from the solution of a single parameter constrained optimization problem. When the motion is symmetric, mechanism proportions which yield constant force transmission characteristics can be obtained.