Title

Slider-Cranks as Compatibility Linkages for Parametrizing Center-Point Curves

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2010

Publication Source

Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics

Abstract

In synthesizing a planar 4R linkage that can achieve four positions, the fixed pivots are constrained to lie on a center-point curve. It is widely known that the curve can be parametrized by a 4R compatibility linkage. In this paper, a slider-crank is presented as a suitable compatibility linkage to generate the center-point curve. Furthermore, the center-point curve can be parametrized by the crank angle of a slider-crank linkage. It is observed that the center-point curve is dependent on the classification of the slider-crank. Lastly, a direct method to calculate the focus of the center-point curve is revealed.

Inclusive pages

021007-1 to 021007-7

ISBN/ISSN

1942-4302

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Volume

2

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes