Title

Determining Burmester Points from the Analysis of a Planar Platform

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1995

Publication Source

Journal of Mechanical Design

Abstract

This paper presents a technique for determining the Burmester points of five finitely separated positions in a plane. A Burmester point is the location of the fixed pivot of an RR dyad that can reach each of the five positions.

These Burmester points are obtained from a “compatibility platform” constructed from selected relative poles associated with the five specified displacements. We show that the relative position pole of two assembly configurations of this platform is a fixed pivot compatible with the five positions. An example originally presented by Sandor and Erdman is used to verify the calculations.

Inclusive pages

303-306

ISBN/ISSN

1050-0472

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Volume

117

Issue

2A

Peer Reviewed

yes