On the Addition of Degrees of Freedom to Force-balanced Linkage

  • V. van der Wijk
  • Just L. Herder
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 544)


The design of shaking-force balanced linkages can be approached by deriving these linkages from balanced linkage architectures. When desired, a possible step is to add degrees-of-freedom (dof), for instance by substituting a link with a n-dof equivalent linkage for which the balanced design of the other links is not affected. This paper shows how the coupler link of a shaking-force balanced 4R four-bar linkage, applied as a 5R five-bar linkage, can be substituted with an equivalent 2-dof pantograph.


Linear Momentum Equivalent Model Equivalent Mass Coupler Link Additional Inertia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. van der Wijk
    • 1
  • Just L. Herder
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering TechnologyUniversity of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands

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