RESEARCH PAPERS: Other Technical Papers

Dimensional Synthesis of Mechanisms for Function Generation Using Marquardt’s Compromise

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F. Y. Chen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Ven-Lin Chan

Ken Tools Company, Akron, Ohio

J. Eng. Ind 96(1), 131-137 (Feb 01, 1974) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438287 History: Received May 24, 1973; Online July 15, 2010


This paper presents the application of Marquardt’s least squares compromised scheme to the synthesis of mechanisms for generating functions. Examples are given for synthesizing the planar four-bar linkages, five-bar geared linkages as well as a spatial mechanism.

Copyright © 1974 by ASME
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