Using geared cardanic motion to generate metamorphic linkages

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Abstract

Cardanic motion profiles are a special case of the general epicycloids, hypocycloids, epitrochoids, and hypotrochoids. Under certain geometric constraints, circles, ellipses, and straight lines can be generated. In this paper we explore the use of the geared Cardan mechanism as a component generating metamorphic effects, or equivalent topology changes, in planar linkages by capitalizing on this change from linear to circular motion. The concept of instantaneous Grashof criterion in these mechanisms is also explored. The theory is detailed and example applications are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication37th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Print)9780791855942
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2013Aug 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume6 B

Conference

ConferenceASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/4/138/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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