Synthesis of Plane Linkages With Use of the Displacement Matrix

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C. H. Suh, C. W. Radcliffe

University of California, Berkeley, Calif.; Biomechanics Laboratory, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 89(2), 206-214 (May 01, 1967) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3610029 History: Received June 29, 1966; Online August 25, 2011


A generalized matrix for the description of rigid body displacement in two dimensions is developed. This displacement matrix is applied to the synthesis of plane linkages used for rigid body guidance, path generation, and function generation.

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