Structural Synthesis of a Four-Bit Binary Adding Mechanism

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S. L. Haas, F. R. E. Crossley

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.

J. Eng. Ind 91(1), 240-249 (Feb 01, 1969) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3591536 History: Received July 08, 1968


The structural permutation method (the “number” synthesis) of linkages is used to produce a collection of linkage forms with mobility 4. The steps of the procedure are carefully explained in detail; Franke’s notation is used. From the collection, a few promising forms are selected for dimensional sizing, so that the mechanism be capable of adding any of the numbers 1, 2, 4, and 8 to obtain a sum N with 0 ≤ N ≤ 15. The study provides an example of this design procedure.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
Topics: Mechanisms , Linkages , Design
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