Determining Burmester Points from the Analysis of a Planar Platform
Journal of Mechanical Design
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.
Copyright © 1995, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Murray, Andrew P. and McCarthy, J. Michael, "Determining Burmester Points from the Analysis of a Planar Platform" (1995). Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications. 192.