Mass Equivalent Dyads

V. van der Wijk

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    In this paper it is shown how a general 2-DoF dyad can be designed mass equivalent to a general (1-DoF) link element. This is useful in the synthesis of balanced mechanisms, for instance to increase or reduce the number of DoFs of a balanced mechanism maintaining its balance. Also it can be used as a simple approach for synthesis of complex balanced mechanisms. For finding the parameters for mass equivalence, a mass equivalent model with real and virtual equivalent masses is used. First the characteristics of this model are explained, then the properties of a mass equivalent dyad are shown. Subsequently with two methods the parameters of a mass equivalent dyad are derived and application examples are illustrated and discussed
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Mechanism Design for Robotics: Proceedings of the 3rd IFToMM Symposium on Mechanism Design for Robotics
    EditorsShaoping Bai, Marco Ceccarelli
    Place of PublicationCham
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-18125-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event3rd IFToMM Symposium on Mechanism Design for Robotics, MEDER 2015 - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 2 Jun 20154 Jun 2015
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    NameMechanisms and Machine Science
    PublisherSpringer International
    ISSN (Print)2211-0984


    Conference3rd IFToMM Symposium on Mechanism Design for Robotics, MEDER 2015
    Abbreviated titleMEDER


    • METIS-311767
    • IR-97218


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