On the dead-center positions of planar linkage mechanisms

Hong-Sen Yan, Long long Wu

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In dead-center positions, a mechanism loses its mobility and has zero mechanical advantage. Based on the concept of instant centers, we develop a methodology to generate planar linkage mechanisms in dead-center positions. This methodology can also be applied to generated planar toggle linkage mechanisms. All possible configurations of six-bar planar linkage mechanisms, with one degree-of-freedom, in dead-center positions are listed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Dec 1
EventTrends and Developments in Mechanisms, Machines, and Robotics - 1988 - Kissimmee, FL, USA
Duration: 1988 Sep 251988 Sep 28


OtherTrends and Developments in Mechanisms, Machines, and Robotics - 1988
CityKissimmee, FL, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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