Study on Kinematics Sensitivities of Folder Mechanism with Clearance


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High velocity and stability are the development trend and inevitable requirement, but the clearance would make the stability of mechanical system deceased, especially in high speed. To the folder mechanism with clearances in high velocity, combined with the definition of sensitivity and the kinematics analysis, the kinematics sensitivity analysis model is derived by the matrix analysis method. Through the sensitivity analysis model, it can be easy to get the relationship of the design variables and the mechanism’s robustness, which provides the base to design the folder mechanism in high velocity.



Edited by:

Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen




Y. C. Yuan et al., "Study on Kinematics Sensitivities of Folder Mechanism with Clearance", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 4764-4769, 2012

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October 2011




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