Type synthesis of single-DOF single-loop mechanisms with two operation modes

Xianwen Kong, Chintien Huang

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Abstract

A single-DOF single-loop mechanism with two operation modes is a single-DOF single-loop mechanism which works as two different single-DOF single-loop mechanisms each in one of its two operation modes. It is also called a discontinuously movable mechanism or kinematotropic mechanism. This paper deals with the type synthesis of single-DOF single-loop mechanisms with two operation modes. An intuitive approach is proposed to the type synthesis of this class of mechanisms at first. Using the proposed approach, single-DOF single-loop mechanisms with two operation modes are then constructed using planar 4R, Spherical 4R, Bennett 4R mechanisms and/or paradoxical 5R- and 6R- mechanisms. In addition to the two classes of 7R single-DOF single-loop mechanisms with two operation modes proposed in the literature, 16 new classes of 6R and 7R mechanisms are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots, ReMAR 2009
Pages136-141
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Jun 200924 Jun 2009

Conference

Conference2009 ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots
Abbreviated titleReMAR 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period22/06/0924/06/09

Keywords

  • Kinematics and dynamics of reconfiguration
  • Overconstrained mechanisms
  • Reconfigurable mechanisms
  • Screw theory
  • Singularity

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