Curvature Theory

Curvature Theory for Planar Point Trajectories

These notes for the Stanford University graduate course ME 322 Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms present the curvature properties of point trajectories in a planar moving body such as the coupler link of a four-bar linkage.

T3 Curvature Theory revised
T2 Two and Three Position Synthesis

Four-bar Linkage Synthesis, Two and Three Task Positions

These notes for the Stanford University course ME 322 Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms introduce the synthesis of a four-bar linkages that guide the coupler link through two and three specified task positions.

T2 Two and Three Position Synthesis revised
T1 Four-bar Linkage Analysis

Four-bar Linkage Analysis Notes

These notes have been prepared for the Stanford University graduate course ME 322 Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms.  This first set details the position and velocity analysis of a four-bar linkage. 

T1 Four-bar Linkage Analysis rev
chapter3-4

Superluminal Chapter 4

David finds that surpassing Siggy and Kwan to get to Satellite 9 may have benefits he did not expect. 

 

 

Superluminal Chapter 4