Synthesis of Six-Link Plane Mechanisms by Numerical Analysis

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C. W. McLarnan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

J. Eng. Ind 85(1), 5-10 (Feb 01, 1963) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3667588 History: Received July 25, 1961; Online December 09, 2011


Equations relating the link dimensions and the input and output crank angles are developed for three mechanisms—a Watt linkage and two inversions of the Stephenson linkage. An iterative solution is described, and solutions of an example problem are tabulated and discussed.

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