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Month: September, 2012

Spare Tire Deployment for a Pickup Truck

29 September, 2012 (06:11) | Automotive Information, Linkage Animations, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

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This four-bar linkage was designed by Kaustubh Sonawale using MechGen to deploy the spare tire of a pickup truck.

UCI Energy Invitational 2013

24 September, 2012 (00:46) | Automotive Information, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

UCI Energy Invitational 2013

UCI Energy Invitational 2013

Please join us on May 11, 2013 for the UCI Energy Invitational.

Bolt Insertion Six-bar Linkage

5 September, 2012 (22:01) | Linkage Animations, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

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This linkage was designed to guide a powered screw driver through a specified set of locations to automatically insert and tighten bolts. The design is achieved by constraining an RPR serial chain by adding two RR dyads. The work is a collaboration between Kevin Hung and Mark Plecnik.

Rice Transplanter Six-bar

5 September, 2012 (21:52) | Linkage Animations, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

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This is a revised version of the rice transplanter linkage designed by Mark Plecnik. It uses an RPR chain to provide the basic movement, which is then constrained by the addition of two RR dyads. The result is a six-bar linkage that provides a more direct movement from selection of the seedling to insertion in the ground.