# KINEMATICS OF MECHANISMS

MECHANISM
Mechanism ± Part of a machine, which transmit motion and power from input point to output point

Example for Mechanism

Example for Mechanism

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KINEMATICS .

RELEVANCE OF KINEMATIC STUDY  Motion requirements  Design requirements .

velocity and acceleration of different elements of mechanism Given input Desired output .MOTION STUDY Study of position. displacement.

Motion requirement

DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
Design: determination of shape and size
1. 2. Requires knowledge of material Requires knowledge of stress Requires knowledge of load acting (i) static load (ii) dynamic/inertia load

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Any body (normally rigid) which has motion relative to another

. so that the relative motion between these two is consistent.PAIRING ELEMENTS Pairing elements: the geometrical forms by which two members of a mechanism are joined together. Such a pair of links is called Kinematic Pair.

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.DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF): It is the number of independent coordinates required to describe the position of a body.

TYPES OF KINEMATIC PAIRS Based on nature of contact between elements  (i) Lower pair : The joint by which two members are connected has surface contact. .

(ii) Higher pair: The contact between the pairing elements takes place at a point or along a line. .

Based on relative motion between pairing elements (a) Siding pair [DOF = 1] (b) Turning pair (revolute pair) [DOF = 1] .

Based on relative motion between pairing elements (c) Cylindrical pair [DOF = 2] (d) Rolling pair [DOF = 1] .

Based on relative motion between pairing elements (e) Spherical pair [DOF = 3] Eg. Ball and socket joint (f) Helical pair or screw pair [DOF = 1] .

Based on the nature of mechanical constraint (a) Closed pair (b) Unclosed or force closed pair .

CONSTRAINED MOTION one element has got only one definite motion relative to the other .

(a) Completely constrained motion .

(b) Successfully constrained motion .

(c) Incompletely constrained motion .

.KINEMATIC CHAIN Group of links either joined together or arranged in a manner that permits them to move relative to one another.

LOCKED CHAIN OR STRUCTURE Links connected in such a way that no relative motion is possible. .

MECHANISM A mechanism is a constrained kinematic chain. Motion of any one link in the kinematic chain will give a definite and predictable motion relative to each of the others. Usually one of the links of the kinematic chain is fixed in a mechanism .

MECHANISM Slider crank and four bar mechanisms .

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Unconstrained kinematic chain .

which transmit force from the source of power to the resistance to be overcome. .MACHINE A machine is a mechanism or collection of mechanisms.

Though all machines are mechanisms. all mechanisms are not machines .

it is called as a planar mechanism.PLANAR MECHANISMS When all the links of a mechanism have plane motion. All the links in a planar mechanism move in planes parallel to the reference plane. .

with respect to the fixed link at any given instant.Degrees of freedom/mobility of a mechanism It is the number of inputs (number of independent coordinates) required to describe the configuration or position of all the links of the mechanism. .

one additional lower pair is to be considered for every additional link. Where. which is obtained by counting the number of joints. If more than two links are joined together at any point.GRUBLER¶S CRITERION Number of degrees of freedom of a mechanism is given by F = 3(n-1)-2l-h. then.  F = Degrees of freedom  n = Number of links in the mechanism.  h = Number of higher pairs .  l = Number of lower pairs.

n = 4.DOF     F = 3(n-1)-2l-h Here.Examples . one input to any one link will result in definite motion of all the links.e. . l = 4 & h = 0. F = 3(4-1)-2(4) = 1 I..

n = 5. l = 5 and h = 0.DOF     F = 3(n-1)-2l-h Here. . two inputs to any two links are required to yield definite motions in all the links.Examples .. F = 3(5-1)-2(5) = 2 I.e.

n = 6. l = 7 and h = 0.Examples . one input to any one link will result in definite motion of all the links..DOF     F = 3(n-1)-2l-h Here. .e. F = 3(6-1)-2(7) = 1 I.

two lower pairs are to be considered) and h = 0. n = 6. l = 7 (at the intersection of 2.  F = 3(6-1)-2(7) = 1 .DOF  F = 3(n-1)-2l-h  Here. 3 and 4.Examples .

10. 8. 4. 8. 11) and h = 0.DOF  F = 3(n-1)-2l-h  Here. l = 15 (two lower pairs at the intersection of 3. 2.Examples .  F = 3(11-1)-2(15) = 0 . 4. 5. 5. 7. n = 11. 6.

e. l = 5 and h = 0.Examples . F = 3(4-1)-2(5) = -1 I. l = 2 and h = 1. l = 2 and h = 1. F = 3(3-1)-2(2)-1 = 1 . n = 4. n = 3..DOF (a) F = 3(n-1)-2l-h Here. n = 3. F = 3(3-1)-2(2)-1 = 1 (c) F = 3(n-1)-2l-h Here. it is a structure (b) F = 3(n-1)-2l-h Here.

INVERSIONS OF MECHANISM A mechanism is one in which one of the links of a kinematic chain is fixed. Different mechanisms can be obtained by fixing different links of the same kinematic chain. . These are called as inversions of the mechanism.

Drag link mechanism 3. Double rocker mechanism . Crank-rocker mechanism 2.INVERSIONS OF FOUR BAR CHAIN 1.

CRANK-ROCKER MECHANISM .

CRANK-ROCKER MECHANISM .

DOUBLE CRANK MECHANISM .

SLIDER CRANK CHAIN .

lnversions of slider crank chain (a) crank fixed (b) connecting rod fixed (c) slider fixed .

(crank fixed) .Rotary engine± I inversion of slider crank mechanism.

Whitworth quick return motion mechanism .

Oscillating cylinder engine±II inversion of slider crank mechanism (connecting rod fixed) .

Crank and slotted lever quick return motion mechanism .

Pendulum pump or bull engine±III inversion of slider crank mechanism (slider fixed) .

.DOUBLE SLIDER CRANK CHAIN It is a kinematic chain consisting of two turning pairs and two sliding pairs.

SCOTCH ±YOKE MECHANISM Turning pairs ±1&2. Sliding pairs ± 3&4. 4&1 . 2&3.

sin . then. x = q. Rearranging. ¨ x¸ ¨ y¸ © ¹  © ¹ ! cos 2 U  sin 2 U ! 1 ©q¹ © p¹ ª º ª º 2 2 .cos and y = p.¨ x¸ ¨ y ¸ © ¹  © ¹ ! cos 2 U  sin 2 U ! 1 ©q¹ © p¹ ª º ª º 2 2 Inversions of double slider crank mechanism Elliptical trammel AC = p and BC = q.

OLDHAM COUPLING .

Quick return motion mechanisms Drag link mechanism Ö Timeforforwardstroke B1 AB2 ! Ö Timeforreturnstroke B2 AB1 .

Whitworth quick return motion mechanism Ö o2 d i eforfor ardstroke B d B d U1 ! ! d Ö i eforreturnstroke B d2 B d U 2 o .

Crank and slotted lever quick return motion mechanism Ö o2 d i eforfor ardstroke B d B d U1 ! ! d Ö B d2 B d U 2 o i eforreturnstroke .

Crank and slotted lever quick return motion mechanism .

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ifAB v AC ! const . to AE if.Straight line motion mechanisms Condition for perfect steering Locus of pt.C will be a straight line. @ @ AE ! const .. (AEC | (ABD Proof: AD AB ! AC AE AB v AC @ AE ! AD butAD ! const . . AB v AC is constant.

Peaucellier mechanism .

Robert¶s mechanism .

Intermittent motion mechanisms Geneva wheel mechanism .

Intermittent motion mechanisms Ratchet and pawl mechanism .

Application of Ratchet Pawl mechanism .

F is . 2 P @ F ! 2 P tan E tan E ! F For small angles of much smaller than P. .Other mechanisms Toggle mechanism Considering the equilibrium condition of slider 6.

Pantograph .

Hooke¶s joint .

Hooke¶s joint .

Hooke¶s joint .

Steering gear mechanism Condition for perfect steering .

Ackermann steering gear mechanism .

Ackermann steering gear mechanism .