This paper presents a new method to determine if two task positions used to design a four-bar linkage lie on separate assembly modes (circuits) of a coupler curve, known as an “assembly mode defect.” The proposed approach uses the image space of a kinematic mapping to provide a geometric environment for both the synthesis and analysis of four-bar linkages. The devised algorithm allows assembly mode decisions at an early design stage without resorting to the mechanism dimensions. The numerical effort is low compared to existing solutions.
Kinematic Mapping Based Assembly Mode Evaluation of Planar Four-Bar Mechanisms
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Schröcker, H., Husty, M. L., and McCarthy, J. M. (June 21, 2006). "Kinematic Mapping Based Assembly Mode Evaluation of Planar Four-Bar Mechanisms." ASME. J. Mech. Des. September 2007; 129(9): 924–929. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2747635
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