Planar articulated mechanism design by graph theoretical enumeration

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    This paper deals with design of articulated mechanisms using a truss-based ground-structure representation. By applying a graph theoretical enumeration approach we can perform an exhaustive analysis of all possible topologies for a test example for which we seek a symmetric mechanism. This guarantees that one can identify the global optimum solution. The result underlines the importance of mechanism topology and gives insight into the issues specific to articulated mechanism designs compared to compliant mechanism designs.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)295-299
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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