KINEMATIC ANALYSIS

Six Bar Mechanism

This is a six bar mechanism consisting of a crank and a slider. 

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Robert’s Mechanism

This is an approximate straight-line mechanism.

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Peaucellier–Lipkin Mechanism

This is the first true straight line mechanism.

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Theo Jansen Walking Mechanism

This is the walking mechanism for the Theo Jansen's Strandbeest. 

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Klann Mechanism

This is the walking mechanism for a robotic spider.

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3-DOF Stage

This is a three degree of freedom stage.

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3dofstage

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Cantilever Beam

This is a cantilever beam with a zero stiffness spring.

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Bistable Switch Mechanism

This is a bistable switch mechanism with four compliant members.

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Inverter Mechanism

This is an inverter mechanism with all compliant members. 

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MECHANICAL ADVANTAGE

Four-Bar Mechanism

This is a four-bar mechanism. Left moment should be selected as the input load and the right moment should be selected as the output load to calculate the mechanical advantage.

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ENERGY PLOT

Constant Force Mechanism

This is a constant force mechanism. 

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Young Bistable Mechanism

This is the Young Bistable mechanism. You need to select the Link 1-2 and add -30 degrees to 90 degrees of rotation.

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FLEXURE STIFFNESS SYNTHESIS

Double Parallelogram

This is a double parallelogram mechanism with four compliant members. You can select the node 7 and add a target y motion of 10 mm.

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BISTABLE MECHANISM SYNTHESIS

Bistable Four Bar Mechanism

This is a four bar mechanism that can be used for bistable mechanism synthesis. 

  • After the analysis, there will be two drivers that result in bistable behavior. First behavior is  important since it is not a full rotation of the crank. 

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