An analytical method for locating velocity instantaneous centers

Hong Sen Yan, Meng Hui Hsu

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An analytical method is presented for locating all velocity Instantaneous centers of linkage mechanisms with single or multiple degrees of freedom. The method is based on the fact that the coefficient matrix of the derived velocity equations for vector loops, independent inputs, and instantaneous centers is singular. This approach also works for special cases with kinematic indeterminacy or singular configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd Biennial Mechanisms Conference
Subtitle of host publicationFlexible Mechanisms, Dynamics, and Analysis
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780791809419
Publication statusPublished - 1992
EventASME 1992 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1992 - Scottsdale, United States
Duration: 1992 Sep 131992 Sep 16

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
VolumePart F168016-4


ConferenceASME 1992 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1992
CountryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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