Multiloop spatial kinematic analysis based on the joint displacement method

Yu Neng Yang, Wei-Hua Chieng, D. A. Hoeltzel

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To accelerate the design automation process for the spatial mechanism design, this paper presents an efficient kinematic analysis method, called the joint displacement method. Based on this method, the kinematic analysis for a seven-link, two-loop spatial RSCC-SRR mechanism can be accomplished in 1.52 second on a PC/486-based computer for a complete 60-steps (6 degrees/step) crank-revolution. This method is applicable for both single-loop and multiloop spatial mechanisms with revolute, cylindrical, translational, spherical and universal joints, with the high computational efficiency which hasn't been found in the literatures. The general purpose computer program coded in C language has been tested with a wide variety of mechanisms, which produces very satisfactory results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd Biennial Mechanisms Conference
Subtitle of host publicationMechanism Design and Synthesis
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780791809402
StatePublished - 13 Sep 1992
Event22nd Biennial Mechanisms Conference - Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Duration: 13 Sep 199216 Sep 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
VolumePart F168016-3


Conference22nd Biennial Mechanisms Conference
CityScottsdale, AZ, USA


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