Developing a four-bar mechanism synthesis program in cad environment

Erener, Kaan
Flap, aileron, rudder, elevator, speed brake, stick, landing gear and similar movable systems used in aerospace industry have to operate according to the defined requirements and mechanisms used in those systems have to be synthesized in order to fulfill those requirements. Generally, without the use of synthesis tools, synthesis of mechanisms are done in CAD environment by trial-error and geometrical methods due to the complexity of analytical procedures. However, this approach is time consuming since it has to be repeated until the synthesized mechanism has suitable mechanism properties like transmission angle and connection points. Due to above reasons, a software developed for synthesis of mechanisms within the CAD environment can utilize all the graphical interfaces and provides convenience in mechanism design. In this work, it is aimed to develop a four-bar mechanism synthesis tool which is compatible with CATIA V5 by considering the requirements of aerospace industry. This tool performs function, path and motion synthesis and shows suitable mechanisms in CATIA according to input obtained from CATIA and mechanism properties.


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Citation Formats
K. Erener, “Developing a four-bar mechanism synthesis program in cad environment,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.