The motivation for studies of dual coupling
networks is explained and a definition is suggested for duality.
Dual couplings are defined and several couplings dual
with the revolute coupling are described. Six linkages, instantaneously
in a critical configuration, provide examples.
The consequences of these critical configurations are explored
for both the linkages and the coupling networks that
are dual with them.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
CitationDAVIES, T.H. and LAUS, L.P., 2014. Planar revolute-coupled kinematic chains in critical configurations and their duals. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamic, 228 (2), pp.126-137.
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