An algorithm for the enumeration of serial and/or parallel combinations of kinematic building blocks

Hong Sen Yan, Feng Ming Ou, Ming Feng Tang

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Abstract

An algorithm is presented, based on graph theory, for enumerating all feasible serial and/or parallel combined mechanisms from the given rotary or translational power source and specific kinematic building blocks. Through the labeled out-tree representations for the configurations of combined mechanisms, the enumeration procedure is developed by adapting the algorithm for the enumeration of trees. A rotary power source and four kinematic building blocks: a crank-rocker linkage, a rack-pinion, a double-slider mechanism, and a cam-follower mechanism, are chosen as the combination to illustrate the algorithm. And, two examples are provided to validate the algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages773-779
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Event2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: 2004 Sep 282004 Oct 2

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Other2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period04-09-2804-10-02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Yan, H. S., Ou, F. M., & Tang, M. F. (2004). An algorithm for the enumeration of serial and/or parallel combinations of kinematic building blocks. 773-779. Paper presented at 2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, United States.