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Unique Descriptions of All Spherical Four-Bar Linkages

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Michael Savage

Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.

A. S. Hall

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.

J. Eng. Ind 92(3), 559-563 (Aug 01, 1970) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3427812 History: Received July 22, 1969; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

A notation is presented which produces a complete set of unique mathematical models for the spherical four-bar linkage. The completeness of the set and the uniqueness of the models are proven. Its significance is illustrated, by the direct application of Grashof’s gross-motion classification law to the spherical four-bar linkage. The validity of this application is proven.

Copyright © 1970 by ASME
Topics: Linkages , Motion
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