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Existence Criteria of Two-Loop Six-Link R-R-C-C-R-C-C Spatial Mechanism

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R. V. Dukkipati

Advanced Mechanical Analysis, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft of Canada Limited, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada

A. H. Soni

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.

P. R. Pamidi

Computer Sciences Corp., Systems Sciences Division, Hampton, Va.

J. Eng. Ind 99(3), 630-636 (Aug 01, 1977) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439290 History: Received June 21, 1976; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

The necessary conditions for the existence of two-loop six-link R-R-C-C-R-C-C overconstrained mechanism are developed by extending Dimentberg’s approach of passive coupling. The developed conditions are examined to describe the geometry of the R-R-C-C-R-C-C mechanism for the existence of one general constraint.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
Topics: Mechanisms , Geometry
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