RESEARCH PAPERS: Other Technical Papers

Computer-Aided Synthesis of Mechanisms Using Nonlinear Programming

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V. K. Gupta

Bell Telephone Laboratories, Indianapolis, Ind.

J. Eng. Ind 95(1), 339-344 (Feb 01, 1973) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438133 History: Received May 08, 1972; Online July 15, 2010


The synthesis of spatial mechanisms is formulated as a mathematical programming problem and solved using a penalty function approach. The objective function as well as the equality and inequality constraints are determined explicitly from conditions such as those required for linkage closure, mobility, and transmissibility.

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