Simulation and shape synthesis of kinematic pairs via small-scale interference detection

@article{Gupta1994SimulationAS,
  title={Simulation and shape synthesis of kinematic pairs via small-scale interference detection},
  author={Rakesh Gupta and Mark J. Jakiela},
  journal={Research in Engineering Design},
  year={1994},
  volume={6},
  pages={103-123}
}
We present a shape representation and algorithms for the simulation and shape synthesis of kinematic higher pairs. The shape of a kinematic member is represented as an arrangement of small contiguous nondirected circles, which we call “molecules”. Given the shapes of the two members, a valid initial configuration, and the motion of one of the members (known as the driver), the motion of the other member (known as the driven) is determined. This simulation is based upon finding the points of… CONTINUE READING