Design of Large Deployable Networks Constructed by Myard Linkages
This paper investigates the possibilities of building large deployable mechanical network based on Myard linkage, a 5R overconstrained linkage. The motion configurations of a Myard linkage is first briefly introduced, and the results show that the linkage is a good candidate for forming large spatial deployable structures which can be deployed to a planar configuration and folded to a compact bundle. Three kinds of assembly ways of Myard linkages are introduced. Afterwards, two types of large spatial deployable networks based on Myard linkages with different twist angles are developed.
Daizhong Su, Kai Xue and Shifan Zhu
X. Z. Qi et al., "Design of Large Deployable Networks Constructed by Myard Linkages", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 486, pp. 291-296, 2011