Synthesis of 4C Mechanism for Generation of a Dual Mathematic Function
In this paper, the synthesis of a spatial mechanism with a 4C topology (four cylindrical joints) to generate a dual mathematic function is presented. The mechanism has two real degrees of freedom (2 DOF) and each of them generates an output function. The dual algebra is used as a convenient tool for solving problems with topological features of this type of mechanisms. The design equations are separated into two parts: the first one is the primary part and the second one corresponds to the dual number. The numerical solution of the equations are given and verified by computer simulation.
G. Urriolagoitia-Calderón, L. H. Hernández-Gómez and M. Toledo-Velázquez
I. García-Ríos et al., "Synthesis of 4C Mechanism for Generation of a Dual Mathematic Function", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 15, pp. 67-72, 2009