chapter  5
44 Pages

Dimensional Synthesis

WithKevin Russell, Qiong Shen, Raj S. Sodhi

This chapter explains the study of dimensional synthesis and the distinctions between kinematic analysis and dimensional synthesis, categories of dimensional synthesis, types of mechanism defects and defect-elimination methods in dimensional synthesis, and the formulation of linear simultaneous equation sets for planar four-bar motion generation. It discusses distinctions between motion generation and path generation, the formulation of linear simultaneous equation sets for Stephenson III motion generation, the formulation of linear simultaneous equation sets for planar four-bar function generation, and distinctions between finitely separated positions (FSPs) and multiply separated positions (MSPs). The chapter describes the formulation of linear simultaneous equation sets for planar four-bar function generation with FSPs and MSPs, and preparation of results from planar four-bar and Stephenson III dimensional synthesis for planar four-bar and Stephenson III kinematic analysis. Dimensional synthesis includes three distinct subcategories: motion generation, path generation, and function generation.