Mobility Conditions for Planar Linkages Using Triangle Inequality and Graphical Interpretation
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.
A. Midha et al., "Mobility Conditions for Planar Linkages Using Triangle Inequality and Graphical Interpretation," Journal of Mechanical Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1985.
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Linkages; Computation; Computer-Aided Engineering
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
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