Regular Polygonal and Regular Spherical Polyhedral Linkages Comprising Bennett Loops


5th International Workshop on Computational Kinematics, Duisburg, Germany, 6 - 08 May 2009, pp.249-256 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-01947-0_31
  • City: Duisburg
  • Country: Germany
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-256
  • Keywords: Overconstrained linkage, polyhedral linkage, Bennett linkage
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, assemblies of Bennett loops constructing regular polygonal linkages and regular polyhedral linkages are presented. The regular polyhedral linkages, necessarily, depend on spherical polyhedral shapes. Most of the resulting linkages have single degree of freedom, but there are exceptions such as a cubic linkage.