On the Motion of a Class of Five-Link, R-C-R-C-R, Spatial Mechanisms

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P. R. Pamidi

Research and Development Division, American Bureau of Shipping, New York, N. Y.

F. Freudenstein

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.

J. Eng. Ind 97(1), 334-339 (Feb 01, 1975) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438559 History: Received May 13, 1974; Online July 15, 2010


Algebraic conditions have been derived for determining the complete or partial rotatability of the input and output links of a class of five-link, R-C-R-C-R, spatial mechanisms with zero offset at the floating turning pair. The results, which can be regarded as a spatial counterpart of Grashof’s rule, are illustrated by numerical examples.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
Topics: Motion , Mechanisms
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