Mechanism Design: Accounting for Manufacturing Tolerances and Costs in Function Generating Problems

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G. H. Sutherland

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

B. Roth

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 97(1), 283-286 (Feb 01, 1975) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438551 History: Received November 28, 1973; Online July 15, 2010


Theory and design algorithms, which account for the manufacturing cost and statistical manufacturing tolerance effects as well as the structural error, are presented for the synthesis of function generating mechanisms. The algorithms are illustrated in a planar, four-bar synthesis problem. The theory and associated algorithms may be applied to the synthesis of any planar or spatial function generating linkage.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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