1973-02-01

Computer Aided Design of Hood Hinges 730216

A technique for designing five-bar hood hinges using the computer interactively has been developed. Although the computer program itself does not optimize the linkage geometry, the almost instantaneous computer feedback guides the engineer through the design process. Repeated computer runs are made to develop the best possible swing geometry and spring design to meet the requirements of manufacturability, environment, effort, and hinge structure.

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