Integration of Linkage Equations in Fluid Power Analysis 911866

Mechanical linkages are often used with fluid power systems to produce desired operations or work. Linkages may be used in hydromechanical servomechanisms or as actuator powered machine members. Many examples can be found of linkages associated with fluid power systems, on construction and agricultural machinery.
The reaction of linkage members to fluid actuator motion is of considerable interest to machine designers. This paper describes a method of using loop closure equations, from kinematics, to model and analize linkages configured with fluid power machinery.


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