Kinematic simulation of planar and spatial mechanisms using a polynomial constraints solver

Michael Barton*, Nadav Shragai, Gershon Elber

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Abstract

The connection between kinematics and mechanisms to algebraic constraints is well known. This work presents a general kinematics simulator that allows end users to define planar and/or spatial arrangements, even along freeform curves and surfaces. The mechanical arrangement is then converted into a set of algebraic constraints and the motion of the arrangements is computed with the aid of a multivariate polynomial constraint solver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-123
Number of pages9
JournalComputer-Aided Design and Applications
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

Keywords

  • 2D and 3D mechanisms
  • Freeform shapes
  • Splines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Mathematics

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