WIT Press


Design alternatives of network of Altmann linkages



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM-V5-N4-495-503

Volume

Volume 5 (2017), Issue 4

Pages

8

Page Range

495 - 503

Author(s)

F. ATARER, K. KORKMAZ & G. KIPER

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Altmann linkage, multi-loop deployable mechanism, over-constrained linkage.