Author: İskender Özkul, Hüseyin Mutlu
Publishing Date: 2018
Volume 2 Issue 2
A novel approach, called modular approach, is presented in this paper making possible the closed-form solutions of the planar path-generating multi-link mechanisms with lower pairs. In this approach, the mechanism is viewed as a suitable combination of some simpler components called “modules”. The design of the modules is realized by applying the so-called Precision-Point, Subdomain and Galerkin methods. The approach is illustrated on 4-bar, slider-crank, double-slider, 5-bar and 6-link mechanisms. Numerical results prove the effectiveness of the approach.
Keywords: Mechanism, path generating, multi-link