Archive | October, 2012

Four-bar linkage design using Mech Gen

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This is the first assignment in my graduate mechanism synthesis class. It is supposed to be a flower with petals that open and close guided by a four-bar linkage. I did not realize that the shape I gave them for the petals would look so scary, but maybe it is appropriate for Halloween. This design was developed by Hsuan-Chen Wan.

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Shape-morphing linkages

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This is an example of a shape-morphing linkage resulting from the research collaboration James Schmiedeler and Andrew Murray. This is an old design dating to when James was a Professor at Ohio State University. He is now at Notre Dame. Andrew Murray is a Professor at the University of Dayton.

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