Kinematics Summer School
Profs. Carl Nelson and Anurag Purwar organized a Summer School on Kinematic Theory at the University at Buffalo, New York as part of the 2014 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences. Please select this link to get access to all of the talks: Kinematics Summer School.
My lecture on the synthesis of six-bar and eight-bar linkages is the third item on the playlist.
You can access a pdf of my talk at the link: Synthesis of Planar Six-bar and Eight-bar Linkages.
Among these is a nice presentation by Anurag Purwar on Quaternions and Clifford Algebras.
I am pleased to provide these notes that I have used in my Theory of Machines (Mechanisms and Robotics) classes over the past years.
- Motor Torque and Power: A copy of my notes on DC motor torque and power can be downloaded at the link:
- Four-Bar Linkage (4R Quadrilateral): The four-bar linkage is a basic machine component. It comes in two primary forms the 4R quadridlateral and the slider-crank. Here are my notes for the analysis of the 4R quadrilateral.
- The Slider-Crank Linkage: The slider-crank is an important mechanism with a wide range of applications. Here are my notes on its kinematic analysis.
- Elementary Robotics: The basic properties of robots can developed by studying planar serial chains. Select this link for my notes on elementary robotics:
- Cam and Follower Systems: My class notes on cam-follower systems can be downloaded at the link: http://synthetica.eng.uci.edu/mechanicaldesign101/McCarthyNotes-Cams2.pdf
- Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances: This is a link to notes on Geometric Design and Tolerancing by Prof. Graeme Britton of Raffles Design Institute, Singapore:
A pdf version of Prof. Britton’s lecture is available at: