Synthesis of Planar Mechanisms Using A Constraint-Based Design Tool

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Abstract

This paper discusses the use of a constraint-based design tool to design planar mechanisms. The technique has been developed for the synthesis of four-bar mechanisms and other more complex mechanisms based on the graphical approach. The constraint network provided by the 3D CAD software is used to impose relations between different members in a mechanism. In addition, the dimension animation is used to animate the skeleton form of a mechanism to study the motion. The technique developed in this study, which was proven effective in a senior-level class, will enable a designer to tackle the synthesis of planar mechanisms more quickly and accurately.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynthesis of Planar Mechanisms Using A Constraint-Based Design Tool
PublisherASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jun 2006

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