Introduction

Introduction - Introduction A kinematic analysis of...

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Introduction A kinematic analysis of linkages is an important tool in determining the correct size and position of the desired linkage. This allows for the design of the linkage to be optimized based on the desired parameters. The planar five-bar linkage shown in Figure 1 is mobility 2. That is, two different configurations are possible and two inputs must be considered. Figure : Planar Five-Bar Linkage When the two input links shown in Figure 1 are replaced by a set of gears then the outcome is a linkage with mobility 1. This mechanism is commonly referred to as a geared five bar mechanism and can be seen in Figure 2. It is important to note that the two gears are rolling without slipping at the point of contact. The synthesis of the geared five-bar linkage is important since the geared five-bar linkage allows for more complex motions than the planar four-far linkage. The paper will introduce a procedure that was followed for a complete kinematic analysis of the geared five-bar linkage shown in Figure 2. Three cases of the geared-five bar linkage were
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