On the Screw Axes and Other Special Lines Associated With Spatial Displacements of a Rigid Body

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B. Roth

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 89(1), 102-110 (Feb 01, 1967) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3609977 History: Received June 02, 1966; Online August 25, 2011


For a rigid body in two, three, four, and five finitely separated positions, the loci of the screw axes and other special lines are derived. It is shown that the classical planar theory is a special case of a more general theory which includes planar, spherical, and spatial displacements.

Copyright © 1967 by ASME
Topics: Screws
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