Sensitivity distribution in the synthesis solution space of four-bar linkages

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This paper describes the sensitivity to tolerances of four-bar linkage link angles in terms of two non-dimensional quantities σ and τ. The traces of these quantities are plotted in the (λ134) space thus allowing the designer to synthesize a four-bar linkage with a prescribed sensitivity value and predict the tolerance required to achieve a certain accuracy on link angles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE
PublisherPubl by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventTrends and Developments in Mechanisms, Machines, and Robotics - 1988 - Kissimmee, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 25 1988Sep 28 1988


OtherTrends and Developments in Mechanisms, Machines, and Robotics - 1988
CityKissimmee, FL, USA

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