Kinematic Analysis Method: A Computer-Aided Design Analysis System 650434
An experimental computer programmed system has been developed to aid in the analysis of planar and spatial linkage mechanisms. Linkages are described to the system in a simple FORTRAN-like language. The system compiles and solves the equations, which define position, motion, and force for the linkage. The design of the system is based on concepts developed for computer aids to engineering in other fields and on recent developments of analytic methods for mechanical design. Basic requirements of any design analysis system were identified during the programming of the system.