Effective Teaching of Mechanism Synthesis using MechAnalyzer Software

  • Devarshi Pandey
  • Jai Singh Kushwah
  • Rajeevlochana G. ChittawadigiEmail author
  • K. Rama Krishna
  • Subir Kumar Saha
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)


Mechanisms are found in every machine or system with relative motion between its components. Dimensional synthesis of a mechanism is the process of identifying the length of the linkages to obtain desired motion of the mechanism. A visualization software to determine the length of the linkages and show the motion of the resulting mechanism is desirable for effective teaching. In this paper, a new module in MechAnalyzer software is reported which aims to achieve the same. In its current form, it can perform synthesis of a four-bar mechanism for 2-positions and 3-positions and the resulting mechanism can be viewed and animated.


mechanism synthesis four-bar mechanism simulation education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Devarshi Pandey
    • 1
  • Jai Singh Kushwah
    • 1
  • Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Rama Krishna
    • 2
  • Subir Kumar Saha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of EngineeringBengaluru Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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