RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Closed Form Synthesis of Spatial Function Generating Mechanism for the Maximum Number of Precision Points

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A. V. Mohan Rao

Materials and Processes Lab., General Electric Company, Schenectady, N.Y.

George N. Sandor

Machines and Structures Division, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y.

D. Kohli, A. H. Soni

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

J. Eng. Ind 95(3), 725-736 (Aug 01, 1973) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438217 History: Received July 10, 1972; Online July 15, 2010


A general closed form method of planar kinematic synthesis is applied to spatial function generating mechanism for up to the maximum number of precision positions. Computer programs are written for the computation of five, seven and eight design parameters of four-revolute spherical, RCCC and RCRP and of spatial RSSR function generators, respectively. Structural error of these four-link spatial function generators is compared to that of Freudenstein’s optimized five-point planar four-bar function generators.

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