Reconfigurable Mechanisms From the Intersection of Surfaces

López Custodio, Pablo César, Rico, J. M., Cervantes-Sánchez, J. J. and Pérez-Soto, G. I. (2016) Reconfigurable Mechanisms From the Intersection of Surfaces. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 8 (2). ISSN 1942-4302

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The method of intersection of surfaces generated by kinematic dyads is applied to obtain mechanisms that are able to shift from one mode of motion to another. Then a mobility analysis shows that the singularities of the generated surfaces can be used to obtain mechanisms which can change their number of degrees-of-freedom depending on its configuration. The generator dyads are connected as usually done by a spherical pair. However, in the cases shown in this contribution the three-degrees-of-freedom of the spherical pair are not all necessary to keep the kinematic chain closed and movable, and the spherical pair can be substituted by either a pair of intersecting revolute joints or a single revolute joint. This substitution can be obtained by means of two methods presented in this contribution.

Keywords:Mechanism design, Theoretical kinematics
Divisions:College of Science > Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology
ID Code:41609
Deposited On:23 Jul 2020 14:30

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