RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Guidance of a Rigid Body in a Fixed Track

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F. Freudenstein

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.

C. W. McLarnan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

J. Eng. Ind 95(2), 558-562 (May 01, 1973) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438190 History: Received May 30, 1972; Online July 15, 2010


A rigid body in plane motion can be guided by specifying the paths or tracks of two of its points. In general these tracks are distinct. One may, however, ask for the guidance of the plane by the motion of two of its points along a single track. In this paper, we describe the kinematic synthesis of the single-track guidance of a rigid body, finite plane displacements of which are prescribed.

Copyright © 1973 by ASME
Topics: Motion
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