RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Synthesis of Mechanical Threshold Logic Systems With Three Variables

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G. H. Dewey

University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica

A. H. Soni

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.

J. Eng. Ind 95(2), 636-640 (May 01, 1973) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438202 History: Received July 06, 1972; Online July 15, 2010


Using the approach of threshold logic, a method is presented for the synthesis of linkages to generate each of the 256 functions of three variables. Each function generator is composed of two parts: a separator linkage and a threshold linkage. The work shows that all 256 functions can be generated with different combinations of five basic separator linkages and a limited number of threshold linkages.

Copyright © 1973 by ASME
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