Kinematic synthesis of Watt-I mechanisms generating closed coupler curves with up to four cusps

Chi Feng Chang, Wen Miin Hwang

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Abstract

The analytical methods employed for synthesizing the Watt-I mechanisms, which generate closed coupler curves with up to four cusps, are presented in this paper. The necessary conditions for a Watt-I mechanisms to generate a cusp are classified. Closed-form aolutions for synthesizing the mechanisms which generate up to three cusps and pass through up to three coupler positions are also proposed. The mechanism generating closed coupler curve with four cusps is synthesized by using an optimization technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-511
Number of pages11
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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