Mass equivalent triads

V. van der Wijk

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    In this paper it is shown how a general 3-DoF triad can be designed mass equivalent to a general (1-DoF) link element. This is useful in the synthesis of shaking force balanced and statically balanced mechanisms, for instance to add or remove a 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. To obtain the parameters for mass equivalence, a mass equivalent model with real and virtual equivalent masses is used. The characteristics of this model are explained and the properties of a mass equivalent triad are shown. Subsequently the parameters of a mass equivalent triad are derived with the method of rotations about the principal points (RAPP) and application examples are il-lustrated and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 2015 IFToMM world congress
    Place of PublicationTaipei
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2015
    Event14th IFToMM World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science 2015 - Taipei International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Duration: 25 Oct 201530 Oct 2015
    Conference number: 14


    Conference14th IFToMM World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science 2015
    Internet address


    • METIS-312207
    • IR-97710

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