Kinematic design


Linkages are among the most classical and typical constructs in general mechanical engineering. In precision engineering, oftentimes flexures are applied, which are covered in Chapter 3. Nonetheless, in many important cases, linkage type transmissions are useful, while also the kinematic concepts that were developed for linkages bear direct relevance for flexure mechanisms. Therefore, this chapter will treat some basics of kinematics and linkage synthesis.

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Design principles