Kinematic Synthesis of Planar 4-Bar Path Generators for Finite Line Positions

  • Gökhan KiperEmail author
  • Eres Söylemez
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)


Although the kinematic synthesis of planar function, point-path and motion generators are vastly studied in the literature, surprisingly synthesis of line-path generators is not formulized in detail. This study presents the formulization of the planar 4-bar line-path generator synthesis problem for up to 5 homologous positions. Numerical examples for 3 and 4 line positions are presented for the illustration of the formulations.


Kinematic Synthesis 4-Bar Mechanism Line-Path Generation 


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The authors thank to Prof. Bernard Roth for his comments and suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.İzmir Institute of TechnologyUrla, İzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Middle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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