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MECH 541 Kinematic Synthesis (3 credits)

Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)


Mechanical Engineering : The role of kinematic synthesis within the design process. Degree of freedom. Kinematic pairs and bonds. Groups and subgroups of displacements. Applications to the qualitative synthesis of parallel-kinematics machines with three and four degrees of freedom. Function, motion and path generation problems in planar, spherical and spatial four-bar linkages. Extensions to six-bar linkages. Cam mechanisms.

Terms: Winter 2014

Instructors: Jorge Angeles (Winter)

  • (3-0-6)
  • Prerequisite: MECH 309 or MATH 317 or permission of the instructor.