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Dynamic Balancing of Multi-Degree-of-Freedom Parallel Mechanisms With Multiple Legs

[+] Author Affiliations
Yangnian Wu, Clément M. Gosselin

Université Laval, Québec, Québec, Canada

Paper No. DETC2004-57494, pp. 1293-1301; 9 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 paper systematically presents an effective algorithm for the dynamic balancing of multi-degree-of-freedom parallel mechanisms with multiple legs and the dynamic equivalence between point masses and arbitrary moving platforms. The mass and inertia of the moving platform are replaced by point masses located at the points of attachment of the legs to the platform and the mechanisms are balanced by considering each of the legs independently. The validity and feasibility of this algorithm is first verified both theoretically and using numerical simulations in ADAMS. Two, three and four point masses are respectively discussed for different cases. Finally, some reactionless planar and spatial multi-degree-of-freedom parallel mechanisms synthesized based on this algorithm are given.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME



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