An algorithm to analyze the relations of error components for planar linkages is introduced. The error components considered are errors in link dimensions and error motions due to joint clearances. The matrix notation is used to describe the physical shape of a link. An error matrix is proposed to account for the effects of error motions due to joint clearance. The major benefit from these equations is the capability of assessing the influence of each error component on a machine's accuracy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science Applications