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On the synthesis of a class of geared linkage mechanisms

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2007
Parlaktaş, Volkan
In this thesis, two types of geared linkages are studied in detail. One of the mechanisms is the geared five link mechanism for which the input and output shafts are collinear. The other is a two degree-of-freedom nine-link mechanism which is called the "geared adjustable stroke mechanism". The geared adjustable stroke mechanism uses the geared five link mechanism in its structure. The geared adjustable stroke mechanism has been used in practice, but neither of these mechanisms have been studied in the literature. Analysis procedures are developed and expressions for the transmission angles of the mechanisms are derived. A synthesis procedure is proposed and charts are prepared for the design of such mechanisms.