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A Novel Synthesis Method of Polygon-Scaling Mechanisms

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Guochao Bai, Shimin Wei, Duanling Li, Qizheng Liao

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China

Xianwen Kong

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Paper No. DETC2014-34934, pp. V05AT08A066; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2014-34934
From:
  • ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5A: 38th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
  • Buffalo, New York, USA, August 17–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4636-0
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME

abstract

A polygon-scaling mechanism is a single DOF (degree-of-freedom) mechanism for scaling a polygon. This paper presents a tetragon-elements based synthesis method of polygon-scaling mechanisms. According to movable conditions of radial scaling elements, four basic tetragon elements (rhombus element, parallelogram element, kite element and general tetragon element) are proposed. For a given polygon, these four types of elements can be selected based on the characteristics of target polygons to construct polygon-scaling mechanisms in a straightforward manner. Using this synthesis method, some planar 1-DOF scaling mechanisms are obtained with the characteristics of retracting and deploying. Their 3D models are also presented to proof the validity of the proposed method. Finally, a table of tetragon elements with the characteristics of their associated polygon-scaling mechanisms is summarized using which polygon-scaling mechanisms can be easily constructed.

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