Design alternatives of network of Altmann linkages
Free (open access)
Volume 5 (2017), Issue 4
495 - 503
F. ATARER, K. KORKMAZ & G. KIPER
This paper presents a method of building deployable network assemblies derived from the single degree of freedom (DoF) over constrained Altmann linkage as a basic module. The method is based on assembling linkages with common links and joints or overlapping with extra R or 2R joints. New loops are emerged with overlapping method. The networks created have a single DoF, are over-constrained and have both fully deployed and folded configurations. The computer-aided models (CAD) are used to demonstrate these derived novel mechanisms.
Altmann linkage, multi-loop deployable mechanism, over-constrained linkage.