Improvements to Chase and Mirth's (1993) definition of branches of planar linkage mechanisms are proposed. The improvements extend the definition of branches to mechanisms where the earlier definition fails. The new definition utilizes immovable configurations and uncertainty configurations to divide a circuit into branches. Several examples are presented to demonstrate the added versatility of the new definition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||21st Design Automation Conference|
|Publisher||American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1995|
|Event||ASME 1995 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1995, collocated with the ASME 1995 15th International Computers in Engineering Conference and the ASME 1995 9th Annual Engineering Database Symposium - Boston, United States|
Duration: Sep 17 1995 → Sep 20 1995
|Name||Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference|
|Conference||ASME 1995 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1995, collocated with the ASME 1995 15th International Computers in Engineering Conference and the ASME 1995 9th Annual Engineering Database Symposium|
|Period||9/17/95 → 9/20/95|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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 the University ofMinnesota.
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