Mechanism Design Using Animation

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H. E. Ladd

Applied Mathematics Group, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co, Inc., Wilmington, Del.

J. Eng. Ind 98(4), 1324-1329 (Nov 01, 1976) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439108 History: Received June 25, 1976; Online July 15, 2010


Modern mechanism synthesis techniques provide powerful tools for satisfying path constraints. However, for industrial applications there are often equally important constraints on space available for the mechanism and on how it can be driven. Two examples clarify the problem. A computer graphics procedure is outlined as a workable solution.

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