Parallel Kinematics

Type, Kinematics, and Optimal Design

  • Xin-Jun Liu
  • Jinsong Wang

Part of the Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering book series (STME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mechanism Type

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xin-Jun Liu, Jinsong Wang
      Pages 3-29
    3. Xin-Jun Liu, Jinsong Wang
      Pages 31-77
  3. Kinematic Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Xin-Jun Liu, Jinsong Wang
      Pages 81-119
    3. Xin-Jun Liu, Jinsong Wang
      Pages 121-128
    4. Xin-Jun Liu, Jinsong Wang
      Pages 129-148
    5. Xin-Jun Liu, Jinsong Wang
      Pages 149-181
  4. Optimal Kinematic Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Xin-Jun Liu, Jinsong Wang
      Pages 185-238
    3. Xin-Jun Liu, Jinsong Wang
      Pages 239-289
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 303-309

About this book


Parallel Kinematics- Type, Kinematics, and Optimal Design presents the results of 15 year's research on parallel mechanisms and parallel kinematics machines. This book covers the systematic classification of parallel mechanisms (PMs) as well as providing a large number of mechanical architectures of PMs available for use in practical applications. It focuses on the kinematic design of parallel robots. One successful application of parallel mechanisms in the field of machine tools, which is also called parallel kinematics machines, has been the emerging trend in advanced machine tools. The book describes not only the main aspects and important topics in parallel kinematics, but also references novel concepts and approaches, i.e. type synthesis based on evolution, performance evaluation and optimization based on screw theory, singularity model taking into account motion and force transmissibility, and others.
This book is intended for researchers, scientists, engineers and postgraduates or above with interests in robotics and advanced machine tools technology such as parallel kinematics machines (PKMs).
Xin-Jun Liu and Jinsong Wang, professors, work at The Institute of Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University.


Dimensional Synthesis Parallel Kinematic Machines Parallel Mechanisms Performance Evaluation Screw Theory Type Synthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Xin-Jun Liu
    • 1
  • Jinsong Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36928-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36929-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-9862
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-9870
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