Displacement Analysis of Spatial Five-Link Mechanisms Using (3×3) Matrices With Dual-Number Elements

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A. T. Yang

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of California, Davis, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 91(1), 152-156 (Feb 01, 1969) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3591499 History: Received June 18, 1968


A closure equation, in terms of matrices with dual-number elements, for spatial five-link mechanisms, is presented in this paper. From the equation, a set of displacement equations for a RCRCR mechanism with general proportions is obtained; the input-output relationship is expressed as a fourth-degree algebraic equation and formulas to determine other linkage variables are expressed in closed form.

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