Atlas of spherical four-bar mechanisms

Glen Mullineux

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Abstract

An atlas or catalogue of mechanisms provides a useful aid in the synthesis of mechanisms for new applications. The atlas stores mechanisms together with their coupler paths. Fourier techniques can be used as a convenient means for representing, in normalized form, curves for planar mechanisms. This paper looks at the extension to spherical four-bar mechanisms. In particular, a means for projecting a spherical curve onto a plane is discussed which depends only on the geometry of the curve and not on the choice of world coordinate system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1811-1823
Number of pages13
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Volume46
Issue number11
Early online date1 Jul 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

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