Dimensional Synthesis of Six-Bar Linkages with Incomplete Data Set

  • Shaoping BaiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 24)


The paper deals with the synthesis problem of six-bar linkage for motion guidance with a finite set of prescribed poses. Compared with four-bar linkage which admits exact solutions for five separated poses, the six-bar linkages in general admit infinitive many solutions for the same number of poses, due to the fact that the motion-guidance in the case of six-bar linkage provides incomplete data for linkage synthesis. In this paper, the problem of six-bar linkage synthesis is revisited addressing the problem with incomplete data and its implication in design flexibility. A new method is developed to incorporate with incomplete set of data. A design example is included to demonstrate the application of the method.


Burmester problem Six-bar linkage Rigid-body guidance Exact dimensional synthesis Synthesis with incomplete data set 



The author acknowledges the industrial support from Peder Nielsen Beslagfabrik A/S and collaboration with Mr. Skjold Rune Mortensen.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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