Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering Vol. 2(1), pp. 1 - 5
DOI: 10.13189/ujme.2014.020101
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Rating of Planar Kinematic Chains Using Design Parameters

Ashok Dargar *
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Sir Padampat Singhania University, NH-76, Udaipur- 313601, India


A comparative analysis of kinematic chains and their mechanisms at the conceptual stage of design is essential for the designers. There are large number of distinct chains available in each category, i.e., with specified number of links and degree of freedom. Chains with distinct structures can be expected to posses different characteristics which are not quite obvious. The designer must have some idea about the expected behaviour of the chain at least in comparative sense, so that he can pick up the best chain in order to obtain best performance. To accomplish this, the designer should be able to read the characteristics of the chain based on their topology. Using this belief, in the present work an attempt is made and a method is proposed to compare the chains from the effective utilization of link design parameters, quality of motion and function generation point of view. It provides a simple quantitative estimate to compare all the eligible chains. The concepts developed are applied to planar in- parallel robots, which are gaining in importance.

Kinematic Chain (KC), Chain Link Value, Chain Joint Value, Chain Flow Value

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Ashok Dargar , "Rating of Planar Kinematic Chains Using Design Parameters," Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1 - 5, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujme.2014.020101.

(b). APA Format:
Ashok Dargar (2014). Rating of Planar Kinematic Chains Using Design Parameters. Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2(1), 1 - 5. DOI: 10.13189/ujme.2014.020101.