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A network approach to mechanisms and machines: some lessons learned

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posted on 02.02.2017, 16:33 by T.H. Davies
This is essentially a review paper describing progress made in treating mechanisms and machines as networks. Some of the terminology that is helpful to this approach is explained. Relevant elements of graph theory are mentioned. The original aim was to find a robust procedure for finding the instantaneous relative motion of all pairs of bodies within a kinematic chain. The manner in which this was achieved produced several other results that have found unanticipated applications. These are mentioned and publications are cited. Lessons have been learned and these are discussed in Section 11.

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School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Mechanism and Machine Theory

Volume

89

Pages

14 - 27

Citation

DAVIES, T.H., 2015. A network approach to mechanisms and machines: some lessons learned. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 89, July, pp. 14 - 27.

Publisher

© Elsevier B.V.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Mechanism and Machine Theory [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2014.09.006

ISSN

0094-114X

Language

en