Title

CONSTRAINED SEARCH TECHNIQUE for MOTION GENERATOR PIVOT LOCATION

Abstract

Burmester's solution to the problem of guiding a body through four precision points has been extended to find planar mechanisms that have their pivots located inside prescribed regions. The complex number formulation has been used to generate the Burmester curves. A random search technique was developed to choose a new set of precision points that lie within user specified limits, in order to find a set of curves that pass through the desired regions. A computer program was written to generate Burmester curves that lie within the desired regions, while maintaing a coupler motion within satisfactory limits. An automobile suspension linkage was sucessfully designed using this program.

Meeting Name

1987 ASME Design Technology Conferences

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Computer Programs; Kinematics; Optimization; Systems Science and Cybernetics; Constraint Theory

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1987 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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