Shaking Force Optimization of Four-Bar Linkage With Adjustable Constraints on Ground Bearing Forces

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F. R. Tepper

Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N. J.

G. G. Lowen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The City College of the City University of New York, New York, N. Y.

J. Eng. Ind 97(2), 643-651 (May 01, 1975) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438629 History: Received June 25, 1974; Online July 15, 2010


A method for partial force balancing of four-bar linkages, which allows control over the increase in ground bearing forces, is presented. A novel adaptation of the Lagrange Multiplier method makes it possible to obtain design equations for appropriate counterweights.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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