Rigid body guidance of planar five-bar linkages for five precision positions

Ann Gwo Wang, Hong-Sen Yan

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This work presents a systematic approach for synthesizing planar five-bar linkages with five prescribed precision positions. Governing equations are derived by complex number method based on the concept of dyad and triad. All numerical solutions are obtained by continuation method. Those with branch problems are eliminated by computer simulation. Practical solutions are obtained by an optimization algorithm subject to the design constraints of transmission angles, link-length, and rotating inputs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-165
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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