Instantaneous Kinematics of a Special Two-Parameter Motion

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Lung-wen Tsai

Hewlett-Packard Company, San Diego, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 99(2), 336-340 (May 01, 1977) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439220 History: Received April 21, 1976; Online July 15, 2010


In this paper, the author studies the instantaneous kinematics of a rigid body when it is guided by a revolute-revolute crank. It is shown that the locus of the instantaneous screw axes is a cylindroid and the locus of all the parabolic points is a plane and a fifth order surface.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
Topics: Kinematics , Motion , Screws
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