RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Link Length Bounds on the Four-Bar Chain

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P. W. Eschenbach

Deering Milliken Research Corp., Spartanburg, S. C.

D. Tesar

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

J. Eng. Ind 93(1), 287-293 (Feb 01, 1971) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3427889 History: Received July 31, 1970; Online July 15, 2010


The four-link kinematic chain is studied in an effort to establish a bounded region to limit the chain link lengths based upon transmission angle inequality constraints. The resulting constraint limitations are displayed graphically with the chain and their algebraic curve properties are delineated. Simple approximations of these complex loci are developed to facilitate practical application.

Copyright © 1971 by ASME
Topics: Chain , Approximation
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