Gross Motion Analysis of Planar Linkages With Application to a Geared Five-Bar

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A. F. Vadasz, A. H. Soni

Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Okla.

J. Eng. Ind 99(3), 674-677 (Aug 01, 1977) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439296 History: Received June 15, 1976; Online July 15, 2010


A generalized mathematical approach is developed to find the limit positions, hesitations, and dead-center positions of any given linkage. The approach is applied to study the motion of a geared five-link mechanism. It is shown that the limit positions of a geared five-link mechanism can be expressed in terms of a polynomial and that the degree of polynomial is a function of the gear ratio.

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