ME325 Kinematics of Machinery

Assignment #3
Posted on 25-08-2006

IIT Bombay
Mechanical Engineering
Due on 01-09-2006

Develop programs to do position analysis and animate the two mechanisms shown in
figure. In the animation, trace of a specified point on the coupler (coupler is indicated
in figure) should be drawn.
The inputs can be the mechanism parameters and position of point on the coupler,
and also the set of input link angles. The outputs should be the positions of all links
(or the pivot positions) and an animation along with the trace of the specified coupler
point.
Submit a brief report describing how to run your program, a set of sample inputs,
and listing of the program. Submit a hard copy of the report and soft copies of the
programs. The email address to send the programs to, will be announced.

F

E

B          

C

D

A

Stephenson’s Chain

E

G

F  

B 
            C 
   
   
   G
D
A
Watt’s Chain

In both cases, AB is input and EF is coupler
If you need help to understand the planar 4R analysis and animation programs posted
in the course webpage, contact me.
K. Kurien Issac
25 August 2006

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