Kinematic Analysis Method: Application of a Vector Approach to Mechanisms 650439

This is the sixth paper in a series of six papers describing the KAM (Kinematic Analysis Method) system being developed by the IBM Automotive and Machine Design Project. The system will be used in the analysis of most industrial linkages for which an explicit position solution exists. This paper describes the application of vector algebra to a linkage mechanism that is more complex than those classes acceptable to the KAM system. The intent here is to outline the methods developed, and their advantages, for such an application of vector algebra.


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