Unified approach to the kinematic analysis of joint clearances and link length tolerances for determination of the rotational and positional accuracy of planar mechanisms

D. A. Hoeltzel*, Wei-Hua Chieng

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Abstract

A unified approach to the kinematic analysis of joint clearances and link length tolerances in general mechanisms is presented, expressly with the purpose of predicting the error in both rotational and positional accuracy of planar and spatial mechanisms. Rather than applying stochastic estimation or deterministically-based approximations based on a Taylor series expansion approach, this new method obtains the exact mechanical error based on a combination of approaches including the principle of virtual work, pertinent geometrical relations, and kinetostatic analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages345-356
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1989
EventAdvances in Design Automation - 1989 - Montreal, Que, Can
Duration: 17 Sep 198921 Sep 1989

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Design Automation - 1989
CityMontreal, Que, Can
Period17/09/8921/09/89

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