A degenerate kinematic chain is a movable kinematic chain with rigid subchains. This paper presents an effective algorithm for the detection of degenerate kinematic chains based on the loop-decreasing method. Some theorems are proved, and the detection algorithm is proposed. A computer program is developed for the automatic detection of degenerate kinematic chains. The result of this work is beneficial to the automation of number synthesis of mechanisms.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications