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Title: COMPUTER-AIDED DYNAMIC FORCE ANALYSIS OF FOUR-BAR PLANAR MECHANISMS
Authors: Robel, Metiku
Advisors: Dr. Alem Bazezew
Copyright: 2004
Date Added: 21-Oct-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The four-bar linkage is the most basic chain of pin-connected links that allows relative motion between links. Although a simple mechanism, the four-bar linkage mechanism is very versatile and used in thousands of applications. The main themes of this thesis are the modeling, computer-aided dynamic force analysis and simulation of four-bar planar mechanisms composed of rigid bodies and massless force and torque producing elements. Motions of the rigid bodies are predicted by numerically integrating Differential-Algebraic Equations (DAEs) developed from principles of mechanics by using the Newton-Euler’s approach. The computer program used for solving the equations developed in the analysis problem and that integrates the differential equations is Matlab.
Description: A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the Degree of Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Applied Mechanics stream)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1546
Appears in:Thesis - Mechanical Engineering

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