Detc 2011-48147 a Coordinate-free Approach to Tracing the Coupler Curves of Pin-jointed Linkages

@inproceedings{Rojas2011Detc2A,
  title={Detc 2011-48147 a Coordinate-free Approach to Tracing the Coupler Curves of Pin-jointed Linkages},
  author={Nicol {\'a}s Rojas and Federico Thomas},
  year={2011}
}
In general, high-order coupler curves of plane mechanisms cannot be properly traced by standard predictor-corrector algorithms due to drifting problems and the presence of singular ities. Instead of focusing on finding better algorithms for tr acing curves, a simple coordinate-free method that first traces th se curves in a distance space and then maps them onto the mechanism workspace is proposed. Tracing a coupler curve in the proposed distance space is much simpler because (a) the equa tion… CONTINUE READING