RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

A Simplified Approach to Two-Freedom Linkages

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K. Laksminarayana

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

J. Eng. Ind 95(2), 584-588 (May 01, 1973) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438194 History: Received July 07, 1972; Online July 15, 2010


The use of what are known as identical swing positions (identische Schwingenlagen) is shown to simplify considerably the synthesis of the plane seven-link mechanism to generate functions of two variables. The mechanism with a fixed double joint, suitably achieved, has a four-link loop and can be easily synthesized for the largest number of precision points (11) by the foregoing method without any restriction in principle on the nature of the function to be generated. Application of the method to mechanisms without a four-link loop is possible under certain restrictions on the nature of the function.

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