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Kinematic Analysis of Mechanisms. Relative Velocity and Acceleration. Instant Centers of Rotation

  • Antonio Simón MataEmail author
  • Alex Bataller Torras
  • Juan Antonio Cabrera Carrillo
  • Francisco Ezquerro Juanco
  • Antonio Jesús Guerra Fernández
  • Fernando Nadal Martínez
  • Antonio Ortiz Fernández
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Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 40)

Abstract

Kinematic analysis of a mechanism consists of calculating position, velocity and acceleration of any of its points or links. To carry out such an analysis, we have to know linkage dimensions as well as position, velocity and acceleration of as many points or links as degrees of freedom the linkage has. We will point out two different methods to calculate velocity of a point or link in a mechanism: the relative velocity method and the instant center of rotation method.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Simón Mata
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alex Bataller Torras
    • 1
  • Juan Antonio Cabrera Carrillo
    • 2
  • Francisco Ezquerro Juanco
    • 2
  • Antonio Jesús Guerra Fernández
    • 2
  • Fernando Nadal Martínez
    • 2
  • Antonio Ortiz Fernández
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Fluid MechanicsUniversity of MálagaMálagaSpain
  2. 2.University of MálagaMálagaSpain

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