Title

Mobility Conditions for Planar Linkages Using Triangle Inequality and Graphical Interpretation

Abstract

The triangle inequality concept is utilized in formulating the mobility conditions for a planar four-bar linkage. These conditions are used to investigate crank existence and mobility region for the linkage. More significantly, a manifest graphical interpretation is offered, enabling an expeditious mobility determination. A computer-aided graphics approach lends itself to relevant computations with greater speed and accuracy. The concept is further exemplified by means of a more complex planar linkage.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Linkages; Computation; Computer-Aided Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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