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RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

The Intersections of Solids Shown by Electronic Analog for Mechanism Simulation

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L. E. Torfason

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.

F. R. E. Crossley

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.

J. Eng. Ind 93(1), 17-26 (Feb 01, 1971) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3427872 History: Received July 07, 1970; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

The motion of certain spatial mechanisms with up to five links and containing at least one ball-and-socket joint can be visualized and analyzed by considering the intersections of three-dimensional surfaces generated by the mechanism. In this paper these solids and their intersections are represented by electronic analog computer, which can fully simulate in this way the motion capabilities of each link of the mechanism, and plot their relative displacements.

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