Mechanism Design Using a Mechanism Configuration Method

메커니즘 합성을 통한 기계설계

  • Received : 2011.06.21
  • Accepted : 2011.09.11
  • Published : 2011.12.01


Analysis method for mechanism has been fully developed and relatively easy work compared to mechanism synthesis. Developing or creating a new mechanism for a given task is a creative job. In this case, a few theories are developed such as type synthesis. However, these methods are not sufficient for mechanism designers to sufficientely take into account alternative mechanism models during the initial phase of the mechanism design process. This paper presents the configuration design of mechanisms using graphical representation in the conceptual design stage. In this stage of kinematic synthesis, one needs to select mechanisms and configure appropriately to realize the desired motion of a machine. Graphical representation of mechanisms is proposed in this paper to help a designer to be highly creative and efficient in the initial design process. It is possible to easily design and analyze the mechanism of a machine by using this method.


Mechanism Design;Configuration Design;Mechanism Synthesis;Degree of Freedom


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