Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Characterization of Instantaneous Point-Line Motions

[+] Author Affiliations
Yi Zhang, Kwun-Lon Ting

Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

Paper No. DETC2004-57294, pp. 763-772; 10 pages
  • ASME 2004 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 2: 28th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Parts A and B
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, September 28–October 2, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4695-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-3742-4
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


This article discusses systematically the characterization of instantaneous point-line motions, and the higher-order relationship between a point-line motion and the associated rigid body motions. The transformation of a point-line between two positions is depicted as a pure translation along the point-line followed by a screw displacement about their common normal and expressed with a unit dual quaternion referred to as the point-line displacement operator. The derivatives of the point-line displacement operator characterize the point-line motion to various orders with a set of characteristic numbers. Such a treatment leads to a consistent expression or unified treatment for the transformation of lines, point-lines, and rigid bodies. The relationships between point-line motions and rigid body motions are addressed in detail up to the third order.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Motion



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In