Title

Synthesis of a Reconfigurable Four-Bar Mechanism with Variable Joints

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication

Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference 2014

Source ISSN

978-0-7918-4637-7

Abstract

This article introduces a reconfigurable four-bar mechanism. The mechanism uses a rotational-translational variable joint to switch between a RRRR four-bar and a RRRP1 four-bar. The ability to transition between two types of four-bar mechanisms allows the reconfigurable four-bar mechanism to complete a rigid body guidance task not possible by either a RRRR four-bar mechanism or a RRRP four-bar mechanism. The reconfigurable mechanism reduces the number of required actuators in the mechanism.

Comments

Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2014. DOI.