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dc.creatorHou, Fu Joseph
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-09T17:58:33Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-09T17:58:33Z
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.identifier.citation Hou, Fu Joseph. "AN AUTOMATION ALGORITHM FOR A MODULAR APPROACH TO COMPUTER-AIDED KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF PLANAR MECHANISMS." (1987) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13225.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13225
dc.description.abstract Many complex mechanisms are composed of several basic parts (or modules). A library of basic parts may be defined and pre-tested. Then a complex mechanism can be analyzed by analyzing each individual basic part. This is the modular approach to kinematic analysis. In previous works, the solution order of the composing basic parts for a mechanism must be recognized by the analyst. Then one wrote a main program to call subroutines in the part library in an order the mechanism should be solved. Here an algorithm based on nodal and modular relations is developed to automate the analysis process so that the solution order is determined automatically and the input for the analysis is simplified and minimized. Sample problems are presented which prove the algorithm to be logical and efficient. The algorithm may be more applicable as the part library is expanded.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMechanical engineering
dc.title AN AUTOMATION ALGORITHM FOR A MODULAR APPROACH TO COMPUTER-AIDED KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF PLANAR MECHANISMS
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Mechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science


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