Mechanisms usually have to be particularly designed to meet the high-performance requirements in terms of different applications. For instance, Two degrees of freedom (DOF) rotational parallel mechanisms (RPMs) with a fixed center-of-rotation can eliminate parasitic motion and could provide the rotary stage with excellent dynamic stability, good controllability and easy operation. Therefore, this paper mainly aims at synthesizing 2-DOF RPMs with fixed center-of-rotation, a class of special RPMs with potential excellent performances. A graphic approach based on freedom and constraint spaces is introduced firstly. The constraint spaces of a class of the existing 2-DOF RPMs are illustrated, and the corresponding type synthesis patterns are summarized by comparing the geometric properties of those spaces with the mechanism characteristic. After fully decomposing the four-dimensional constraint space into sub-constraint spaces, a general type synthesis procedure is proposed based on the freedom and constraint topology. Two novel 2-DOF RPMs with fixed center-of-rotation are constructed based on the proposed method and procedure. The proposed graphic approach proves to be effective and simple to synthesizing those parallel mechanisms with some special performance.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 12–15, 2012|
|Publisher||American Society of Mechanical Engineers|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Aug 2012|