A force transmission index for planar linkage mechanisms

Jennifer E. Holte, Thomas R. Chase

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Abstract

A new transmission index based on a static force analysis, the joint-force index, is presented. The joint-force index is an improved transmission index for mechanisms which support external loads. No other transmission index in the literature predicts the effect of specific external loads on the force transmission, even though mechanisms that are subjected to external loads are very common. The joint-force index provides a meaningful transmission guideline regardless of the complexity of the mechanism. Planar four-bar linkages as well as complex planar linkages of six or more links may be evaluated using the joint-force index.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication23rd Biennial Mechanisms Conference
Subtitle of host publicationMechanism Synthesis and Analysis
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages377-386
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780791812846
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
EventASME 1994 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1994, collocated with the ASME 1994 International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibition and the ASME 1994 8th Annual Database Symposium - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Sep 11 1994Sep 14 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
VolumePart F167892-2

Conference

ConferenceASME 1994 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1994, collocated with the ASME 1994 International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibition and the ASME 1994 8th Annual Database Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period9/11/949/14/94

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Funding for this research was provided in part by the University of Minnesota Productivity Center and National Science Foundation Grant No. MSS 9012456. Work under the NSF grant was made possible by Dr. Arthur Erdman, Professor at University of Minnesota.

Publisher Copyright:
© 1994 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). All rights reserved.

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