Synthesis of Function Generating Spatial Mechanisms With Optimum Structural Error

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M. O. M. Osman

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

R. V. Dukkipati

Advanced Mechanical Analysis Division, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft of Canada, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada

J. Eng. Ind 99(1), 124-130 (Feb 01, 1977) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439125 History: Received July 30, 1976; Online July 15, 2010


The design of a spatial four-link RSSR mechanism for function generation with optimal structural error is examined. Analytical equations relating the design parameters are obtained by forcing the extreme errors in between accuracy points to be equal in magnitude by imposing the necessary constraints. The procedure for computing the linkage parameters in a function generation synthesis of an RSSR mechanism with optimal structural error is illustrated with a numerical example. This method provides an effective approach to the synthesis of spatial mechanisms for function generation with optimal structural error and represents a useful addition to the methods at the discretion of engineers in the design of spatial mechanisms.

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