Masters Theses

Abstract

"Although many methods are known for the kinematic analysis of spatial mechanisms, such as descriptive geometry, vector analysis, dual number theory, matrices, screw calculus, and various other methods, a better way to analyze the specific R-S-S-R four-bar mechanism is to use tensor methods in order to eliminate the apparently formidable and tedious tasks of mathematically formulating problems and obtaining solutions. The analysis described in this paper is developed basically by using tensor notations and operations, and the calculations take advantage of the capabilities of modern digital computers. A FORTRAN program for the IBM 360 Data Processing System which will analyze the displacement of each joint pairs, angular velocity, and angular acceleration of the output link is included. This program is available upon request. Several example problems were solved with the program and only one is presented in this thesis"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Ho, C. Y. (Chung You), 1933-1988

Committee Member(s)

Szygenda, Stephen A.
Barker, Clark R.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1969

Pagination

vii, 48 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-80).

Rights

© 1969 David Perng Chyi, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Machine design -- Computer programs
Mechanical movements
Machinery, Kinematics of -- Computer programs

Thesis Number

T 2315

Print OCLC #

6013515

Electronic OCLC #

852256855

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