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Design of Special Planar Linkages

  • Jingshan Zhao
  • Zhijing Feng
  • Ning Ma
  • Fulei Chu

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jingshan Zhao, Zhijing Feng, Ning Ma, Fulei Chu
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jingshan Zhao, Zhijing Feng, Ning Ma, Fulei Chu
    Pages 13-34
  4. Jingshan Zhao, Zhijing Feng, Ning Ma, Fulei Chu
    Pages 35-49
  5. Jingshan Zhao, Zhijing Feng, Ning Ma, Fulei Chu
    Pages 51-75
  6. Jingshan Zhao, Zhijing Feng, Ning Ma, Fulei Chu
    Pages 77-94
  7. Jingshan Zhao, Zhijing Feng, Ning Ma, Fulei Chu
    Pages 95-110
  8. Jingshan Zhao, Zhijing Feng, Ning Ma, Fulei Chu
    Pages 111-157
  9. Jingshan Zhao, Zhijing Feng, Ning Ma, Fulei Chu
    Pages 159-215
  10. Jingshan Zhao, Zhijing Feng, Ning Ma, Fulei Chu
    Pages 217-266
  11. Jingshan Zhao, Zhijing Feng, Ning Ma, Fulei Chu
    Pages 267-294

About this book

Introduction

Planar linkages play a very important role in mechanical engineering. As the simplest closed chain mechanisms, planar four-bar linkages are widely used in mechanical engineering, civil engineering and aerospace engineering.
 
Design of Special Planar Linkages proposes a uniform design theory for planar four-bar linkages. The merit of the method proposed in this book is that it allows engineers to directly obtain accurate results when there are such solutions for the specified n precise positions; otherwise, the best approximate solutions will be found. This book discusses the kinematics and reachable workspace and singularity of a planar 3-RRR linkage, which can be used to analyze other planar linkages. Then a foldable stair that retains the walking conversions of human beings and all the merits of a concrete stair in civil engineering is described along with a lifting guidance mechanism that has the advantages of high strength, high rigidity, lightweight overconstraint trusses and motion flexibility. The method proposed in this book can be applied to other planar linkages.
 
This book offers a valuable resource for scientists, researchers, engineers, graduate students in mechanical engineering especially those interested in engineering design, robotics and automation.
 
Jingshan Zhao, Associate professor; Zhijing Feng and Fulei Chu, professor; Ning Ma, Dr., all work at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University.

Keywords

Burmester Theory Design of Special Planar Linkages Foldable Stair Geared Five-bar Linkage Kinematics Design Planar Four-bar Linkages Planar Parallel Linkage Structural Dynamics and Control

Authors and affiliations

  • Jingshan Zhao
    • 1
  • Zhijing Feng
    • 2
  • Ning Ma
    • 3
  • Fulei Chu
    • 4
  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  3. 3.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  4. 4.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-38448-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38447-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38448-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-9862
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-9870
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