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The
topic of today's lecture is mobility analysis.
By mobility analysis, we obtain the degrees
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of freedom of a given mechanism. This is accomplished
by the counting number of links and the number
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of different types of kinematic pairs those
are used to connect these links.
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Let me now elaborate, how we carry out this
mobility analysis for planar mechanisms. It
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is worthwhile to recall that in a planar mechanism
each link has 3 degrees of freedom 2 of which
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are translational in the plane of motion and
1 is rotational about an axis perpendicular
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to this plane of motion.
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Let there be n number of total links in a
mechanism, which includes the fixed link of
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the frame that means there are n minus 1 moving
links. When these links are not connected
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by any kinematic pair then the total degrees
of freedom is obviously 3 times n minus 1.
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For each of these n minus 1 links there are
3 degrees of freedom, so the total degree
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of freedom of the system is 3 times n minus
1. Let these n links be connected by j number
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of lower pairs. By lower pair in a planar
mechanism, we can mean either a revolute pair
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or a prismatic pair and each of these kinematic
pairs connects only 2 links. We also recall
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that whether it is a revolute pair or a lower
pair, at each of these pairs, 2 degrees of
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freedom is cuttled and only 1 out of 3 is
maintained. If there j number of total kinematic
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pairs 2 times j numbers of degrees of freedom
are cuttled.
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The effective degree of freedom of the mechanism
is reduced to f, which are the degrees of
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freedom of the mechanism is 3 times n minus
1 minus 2 times j. Let us consider a constant
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mechanism with a single degree of freedom;
that is, there exist a unique input-output
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relationship, where the degree of freedom
of the mechanism F is 1. Substituting F equal
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to 1 in the above equation, we get 2j minus
3n plus 4 is equal to 0.
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For a single degree of freedom mechanism,
maintaining a unique input-output relationship,
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the number of links and the number of lower
pairs must be related to this equation that
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is 2j minus 3n plus 4 equal to 0. This equation
is called Grubler's criterion for single degree
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of freedom mechanism. While deriving this
Grubler's criterion, we assume that each of
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these lower pairs is connecting only 2 links.
However, due to practical considerations some
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times more than 2 links can be connected at
a particular hinge. As an example of different
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types of kinematic pairs which, connects more
than 2 links let us consider this figure.
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Here 3 links namely 2, 3 and 4 are connected
by a single hinge at this location. Such hinges
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are called compound hinges or higher order
hinges. This particular compound hinge is
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equivalent to two simple hinges as explained
in the adjoining figure. For example, this
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particular hinge can be thought of as 2 hinges.
One connecting link number 2 and link number
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3, whereas another hinge connects link number
3 and link number 4.
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Thus, a hinge which connects 3 different links
is equivalent to 2 simple hinges. This way
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we can think of another type of hinge where
4 links are connected and such a hinge will
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obviously be equivalent to 3 simple hinges.
Maintaining this equivalent between higher
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order hinges and simple hinges, we would like
to modify the equation for calculating the
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degrees of freedom of a mechanism as follows.
When higher order hinges are present, the
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symbol j in the equation, we would like to
modify as follows.
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j is equal to j1, which represents the number
of simple hinges, which connects only 2 links
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plus 2j2, where j2 is the number of hinges
to each one of which connects 3 links and
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so on; that is j3 represents the number of
hinges each one of which connects 3 plus 1,
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that is 4 links and so on up to ji. ji is
the number of compound hinges each of which
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connects i plus 1 number of links. In a mechanism,
there can be higher pair as well and as we
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recall, if there is a higher pair then at
each higher pair only 1 translational degree
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of freedom is cuttled that is along the common
normal to the point or line of contact. Two
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other degrees of freedom can be retained.
Consequently, at each higher pair only 1 degree
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of freedom is cuttled.
I would like to modify the equation, the degrees
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of freedom of a mechanism F is equal to 3
times n minus 1 minus 2j minus h, where h
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represents the number of higher pairs, j represents
the number of equivalent simple hinges and
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n represents the number of total links.
Sometimes there can be some redundant degree
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of freedom of a mechanism. What do we mean
by a redundant degree of freedom? Due to some
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typical kinematic pairs and their placement,
we may find that in a mechanism a particular
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link may be moved without transmitting any
motion to any other link. Such a degree of
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freedom is referred to as redundant degree
of freedom.
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Let me now explain some redundant degrees
of freedom and how to take care of that in
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the equation so that we get the effective
degrees of freedom. As an example of a redundant
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degree of freedom, let us look at this 4-link
mechanism, where we have link number 1 which
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is the fixed link; link number 2 which is
connected to link number 1 through this revolute
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pair at O2. There is link number 4, which
is connected to link number 1 through this
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revolute pair at O4. Link number 3, has 2
prismatic pairs connecting it to link number
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2 and link number 4.
The thing to be noted is that the direction
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of this revolute pair is same; both this prismatic
pair the direction is along this link 3. Consequently,
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link 3 can be dragged along this direction
without transferring any motion either to
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link 2 or to link 4. Consequently, this constitutes
a redundant degree of freedom. If we apply
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the formula bluntly, that is F is equal to
3 times n minus 1 minus 2j, we get, there
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are 4 links, so this is 3 into 4 minus 1 three
minus 2. There are 4 kinematic pairs - 2 revolute
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and 2 prismatic. So 2 into 4 is equal to 1.
It appears according to the formula that this
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is a single degree freedom mechanism implying
unique input-output relationship. However,
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this link 2 or link 4 cannot be moved at all.
This is permanently locked; so this acts like
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a structure. What is this degree of freedom
1? That is nothing but, this redundant degree
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of freedom of the link 3 along this direction
of the prismatic pairs.
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It may be interesting to see what happens
if the directions of the 2 prismatic pairs
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are different. Between 3 and 4, it is in this
direction; whereas, between 3 and 2 it is
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along a different direction. Consequently,
here the formula will work perfectly, because,
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there is no redundant degree of freedom. We
cannot move link 3 without transferring motions
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to links 2 and 4. So, here n is 4, j is 4
as we obtained earlier and F is equal to 3
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times n minus 1 minus 2j is again 3 into 3
minus into 2 into 4 which is equal to 1.
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Actually, here link number 2 can be moved
to transmit motion to link number 4. A little
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thought would convince that the rotation of
link 2 and link 4 must be identical. Let me
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explain why. As we see, link 2 and link 3
has a prismatic pair here, which means there
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is no relative notation between link number
2 and 3. Similarly, there is a prismatic pair
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here between link 3 and link 4. So there cannot
be any relative rotation between link number
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3 and link number 4. Consequently, there cannot
be any relative rotation between link number
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2 and link number 4, both of which are in
translation with respect to link number 3.
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What is the implication? That there is no
relative rotation between links 2 and 4. Both
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of them rotate but they rotate by the same
amount, so that, there is no relative rotation.
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Let me now take another example of a redundant
degree of freedom which is very commonly seen.
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In this figure, we see what is known as a
cam follower mechanism and we have a roller
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follower. Cam is this input link which is
number 2, which is hinged to link number 1
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the fixed link at this revolute joint at O2.
Follower that is link number 4 is hinged to
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roller at this revolute pair; roller is the
link number 3. It is intuitively pretty obvious
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that if we move link number 2, say I give
it a rotation then the follower will also
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have a rotation in this direction.
There exists a unique input-output relationship,
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unique rotations of link 2 causes unique rotation
of link 4. Let me calculate the degree of
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freedom. As we have seen, there is a unique
input-output relationship depending on the
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shape of the cam profile, so the degree of
freedom should turn out to be 1. But, let
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me do it by counting according to our formula.
We have already seen that there are 4 links;
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so n is 4. There are three revolute pairs
one between 1 and 2, one between 1 and 4 at
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O4 and one between 3 and 4, at the roller
centre; so j is 3.
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There is a higher pair between link number
2 and 3 at this point; so h is 1. If we calculate
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the degree of freedom F, which is 3 times
n minus 1 minus 2j minus h, which is 3 into
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3 is 9 minus 2 into j is 6, minus h, that
is 1, which gives 2. So, the degree of freedom
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according to the formula is standing out to
be true, because, there is a redundant degree
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of freedom and that is, roller 3 can be rotated
about this revolute pair without transferring
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any motion either to link 2 or link 4. So,
that is the redundant degree of freedom. So
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Fr if we call as the redundant degree of freedom,
Fr is 1. In view of this redundant degree
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of freedom, let us modify our equation which
we obtained earlier.
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Now that we have seen there can be some redundant
degrees of freedom, let us now modify the
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formula in view of this.
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Feff that is the really the input-output relationship
is governed by Feff is given by 3 times n
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minus 1 minus 2j minus h minus Fr, where Fr
is the total number of redundant degrees of
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freedom. Sometimes due to some other practical
considerations, a mechanism may have some
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redundant kinematic pairs, which means, those
kinematic pairs are not kinematically important,
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but they may be required due to some other
considerations. The simplest example is a
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shaft is normally mounted on 2 bearings, but
both the bearings act as 1 revolute pair permitting
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rotation about the same axis. By counting
we may call it 2, but kinematically, that
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is only 1 revolute pair. Let me show an example
of such redundant kinematic pair.
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Here, we consider a 6-mechanism. This is link
number 1 which is fixed, which is connected
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to link number 2 through a revolute pair at
O2. This is link number 3 having a revolute
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pair between 2 and 3 here. 4 is the next link
which is connected to 3 by this revolute pair.
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5 is this link which is connected to link
number 2 by this revolute pair. 5 is connected
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to 4 by this prismatic pair here. 6 is another
link which is connected to link number 5 through
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this revolute pair. 6 is connected to 4 by
this prismatic pair. 6 is connected to 1 by
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this prismatic pair and 4 is connected to
1 by this prismatic pair.
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Let me apply the formula and try to find the
degree of freedom of this mechanism. Here,
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we have n is 6. All these pairs are simple
pairs because they connect only 2 links. So
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j we count there are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 revolute
pairs and 3 prismatic pairs, so j is 8. Consequently,
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the degree of freedom of the mechanism F is
3 times 6 minus 1 that is 5 minus twice of
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j that is 2 times 8 and we get 15 minus 16,
that is, minus 1. According to the formula,
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this mechanism is a structure rather a statically
indeterminate structure with negative degrees
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of freedom and no relative motion should be
possible between various links. However, this
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as we see shortly, has degree of freedom 1
and there is a unique input-output relationship
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that means, if I use link 2 as my input link,
I rotate it, link 4, which I may treat as
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output link will have some motion.
Why is this calculation failing? This is because
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if we notice these 3 revolute pairs, we should
note that all this 3 prismatic pairs are in
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the same direction. This prismatic pair is
allowing horizontal translation between link
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number 1 and link number 6 1758 min. This
prismatic pair here is allowing relative translation
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in the horizontal direction between link number
1 and link number 4. This prismatic pair which
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is there to ensure horizontal translation
between link 4 and link 6 may be redundant.
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Even we can replace, we can withdraw, any
of this 3 prismatic pairs because all of these
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are ensuring horizontal translation between
links 1, 4 and 6. Thus, j which we counted
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previously as 8 is actually j is 7 because,
kinematically, 1 of these 3 prismatic pairs
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is redundant. So, I can remove this as a redundant
pair and make j equal to 7, which will give
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me F is equal to 15 minus 2 into 7, 14, which
is 1. Now that we have seen there is a possibility
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in an actual mechanism to have some redundant
kinematic pairs, let us rewrite the formula
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in the light of such redundant kinematic pairs.
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If Feff implies the effective degree of freedom
of a mechanism that is given by 3 times n
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minus 1 minus 2 times j minus jr minus h minus
Fr, where Fr was the redundant degrees of
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freedom, h was the number of higher pairs,
jr is the number of redundant kinematic pairs,
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j is the total number of lower pairs and n
is the total number of link. Thus, we arrive
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at a formula by counting the number of links
and considering the different types of pairs
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and redundant degrees of freedom and redundant
kinematic pair, we are in a position to calculate
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the effective degrees of freedom of a planar
mechanism. At this stage, I would like to
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emphasize a very subtle difference between
this revolute pairs and prismatic pairs. So
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far this formula is concerned, we have not
made any distinction between a revolute pair
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and a prismatic pair because, both types of
pairs cuttled 2 degrees of freedom and allowed
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1 degree of freedom. Let me now point out
what is this subtle difference.
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Let us notice this 3-link closed mechanism
consisting of only 3 revolute pairs Link number
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1, link number 2 and link number 3 constitutes
a closed kinematic chain consisting of 3 revolute
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pairs. We are already familiar with this and
we have seen that this is not a mechanism.
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It is a structure; no relative motion between
various links is possible when all these pairs
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are revolute pairs. Let us see what happens
if all 3 becomes prismatic pairs in different
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directions.
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This is again; there are 3 links link 1, link
2 and link 3. This constitutes a closed kinematic
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chain and there are 3 prismatic pairs. One
in this horizontal direction between link
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1 and 2, one in the vertical direction between
link 1 and 3 and there is one in this inclined
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direction between links 2 and 3.
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The kinematic representation of this is as
follows There are a three links links 1, 2
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and 3 having 3 prismatic pairs in different
directions. It is obvious that here relative
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motion between various links is possible;
it is not a structure, the degree of freedom
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of this loop is not zero.
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As we can see link 2 can be moved in the horizontal
direction to produce a unique vertical movement
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for link 3. Thus, for this particular closed
loop mechanism, n is 3, j is also 3. So according
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to the formula, we should have had 3 into
n minus 1, that is 2 minus 2j that is 2 into
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3 is 0, which is true for the revolute pairs,
but not true for the prismatic pair. In light
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of this difference between revolute and prismatic
pair, let us modify our formula for calculating
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the degrees of freedom. In view of this single
degree of freedom, closed loop which is possible
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by 3 prismatic pairs connecting 3 links, let
us modify the formula for calculating the
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effective degrees of freedom.
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I would like to say Feff is equal to 3 times
n minus 1 into minus 2 times j minus jr minus
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h minus Fr plus PL, where PL is the number
of 3 link closed loops having 3 prismatic
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pairs in different directions. While deriving
this formula, we have not bothered with the
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kinematic dimensions of the mechanism. So,
this formula may have some exceptions for
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some very special kinematic dimensions, as
we shall see shortly through a number of examples.
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We have already said that due to some special
kinematic dimensions the formula that we derived
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may give wrong result.
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As an example, let us talk of this parallelogram
linkage. This is a 4-link mechanism with 4
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revolute pairs, but the opposite sides have
equal lengths. These 2 links are of same lengths
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and this coupler length is equal to the frame
length, that is, the distance between these
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2 fixed pivots. Obviously, this is a 4R mechanism,
which is degree of freedom 1 and it can transmit
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motion from this link to that link. During
this movement, the opposite sides always remain
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of same length; so a parallelogram remains
a parallelogram.
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In this parallelogram linkage, if we add an
extra coupler which is parallel to the original
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coupler then what happens? As we see now n
has become 5 and due to this extra coupler,
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we have introduced 2 revolute pairs at its
2 ends one there and one there. So, j has
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become 6. Consequently, from the formula,
we get F equal to 3 times 5 minus 1, that
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is 4 minus 2 times j, that is 2 times 6, which
is 0.
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So the formula tells us that, this is structure,
but intuitively we can realize that this extra
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coupler has not imposed any extra constant
and the mechanism still retains its single
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degree of freedom and this moves like a parallelogram
as before. Of course, this failure of the
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formula is only because these 2 couplers are
parallel and the original diagram was a parallelogram.
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If this coupler, extra coupler, I introduced
in an inclined fashion, say starting from
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this point to this point 2615 min, then the
formula will be correct and the assembly will
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become a structure. In fact, such an extra
coupler is normally used to drive a parallelogram
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mechanism.
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As we shall see in a model that, when the
parallelogram moves, there is a configuration
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when all the links become collinear and that
mechanism loses its transmission quality.
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In fact, it can go into a non-parallelogram
or anti-parallelogram configuration. To ensure
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that a parallelogram always remains a parallelogram
such an extra coupler is necessary.
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In fact, to maintain the good transmission
quality at all configurations, these 2 extra
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couplers are connected to the input and output
link by making a 90 degree angle between the
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extensions of this input link and the output
link, such that, when this particular coupler
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is collinear with the line of frame, the other
coupler is parallel to the line of frame,
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this portion of the links become perpendicular
to the line of frame. This point will be much
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clearer when you demonstrate it through a
model.
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Let us now look at the model of this parallelogram
linkage. Here this red link and this blue
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link are of equal link length. This coupler
which is the yellow link has the same length
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as the fixed link or the distance between
the 2 fixed pivots. As we see this parallelogram
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linkage when it moves always remains a parallelogram.
However, when all the 4 links become collinear,
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there is a possibility that it flips into
anti-parallelogram configuration and it does
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not move as a parallelogram linkage. Again,
here, if sufficient care is taken, one may
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transfer it to a parallelogram linkage. To
get rid of this uncertainty configuration,
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it is better to have an extra coupler as explained
earlier and we shall demonstrate it through
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our next model.
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Let us now look at the model of this parallelogram
linkage with a redundant coupler. As we see
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these 2 links are extended at 90 degrees and
there are 2 parallel couplers. Consequently,
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here we shall be able to maintain the parallelogram
configuration throughout the cycle of motion.
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It can never flip back into anti-parallelogram
configuration.
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As we have just seen that for very special
kinematic dimensions, the formula for calculating
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the degrees of freedom may fail. In fact,
when the formula was telling that the degree
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of freedom is 0, we are getting single degree
of freedom mechanism. For special kinematic
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dimensions, when the degree of freedom calculation
fails, according to the formula, such linkages
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are called over closed linkages.
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As a further example of over close linkages,
let us look at this 10-link mechanism. Here,
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we have link number 1, which is the fixed
link; link 2 connected to link 3 connected
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to link 4 which in turn is again connected
to link 1. That means, we get a simple 4-bar
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mechanism. There is another 4-bar mechanism
link 8, link 9, link 10 and link 1. There
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is a third 4-bar mechanism consisting of link
7, link 6, link 5 and link 1. All these 4-bar
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mechanisms are connected at this revolute
pair C.
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So, in all we have 10 linked mechanisms and
let me also see, what typical revolute pairs
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are there. There is a revolute pair at O2
which connects 3 links namely 1, 2 and 5.
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There is a revolute pair at O4 which again
connects 3 links namely 1, 4 and 10. There
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is a revolute pair at O which again connects
3 links namely 7, 8 and 1. There is a revolute
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pair at C which connects 3 links namely 3,
6 and 9. These hinges are of j2 category and
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thus we have 4 such hinges of j2 category.
There are simple hinges at A, at B, at G,
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at F, at E and at D.
Let us try to calculate the degrees of freedom
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of this particular mechanism. We have already
seen n, which is the total number of links
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are 10. j1 - that is the number of simple
hinges which are at A, B, G, F, E and D that
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is j1 is 6; number of compound hinges each
one of which connects 3 links, that is j2
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is at O2, O4, O and C that is j2 is equal
to 4. Degree of freedom of this mechanism
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according to the formula is F equal to 3 times
n minus 1 that is 10 minus 1, 9, minus 2 times,
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that is j1, that is 6 plus 2 times j2 that
is 2 into 4 is equal to 8, that is 27 minus
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14 into 2 equals to 28, which is minus 1.
So, without any special dimensions this assembly
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is a structure with degree of freedom minus
1. However, if we look at this figure what
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we see that O2 A C D is a parallelogram; O4
G C B that is another parallelogram and O
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F C E is another parallelogram. Not only that
this ternary links that is number 3, number
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9 and number 6, all these 3 ternary links
are similar triangles as indicated by the
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angles alpha, beta and gamma. Due to these
special dimensions, we will find that the
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degree of freedom of this assembly will become
equal to 1. This is another example of an
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over closed linkage, where some of the constants
may be redundant, but this will not be highlighted
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in this lecture. We will just show you the
model of this particular mechanism.
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Let us now look at the model of this 10-link
mechanism which has just been discussed. As
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we have seen according to the calculation
the degree of freedom should have been minus
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1, but notice that these 4 hinges constitutes
a parallelogram; so does these 4. These 4
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hinges also constitute another parallelogram.
These 3 triangles, the ternary links are similar
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to each other. Consequently, this constitutes
a single degree freedom mechanism, which is
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an over closed linkage which has mobility;
it is not a structure.
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As the further example of an over closed linkage,
let us consider this 8-link mechanism which
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is known as Kempe Burmeister focal mechanism.
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As we see, there are 8 links link 1, link
2, link 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. These 8 links
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are connected by revolute pairs one at O2,
at S, A, P, B, Q, O4 and R. There are 8 simple
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hinges and there is a higher order hinge at
this point T where 4 links namely 5, 6, 7
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and 8 are connected. So, if we calculate the
degree of freedom, we see n is 8, j1 is 8,
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j2 is 0, but there is a j3 at T, where 4 links
are connected so j3 is 1. The degree of freedom
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F is 3 into n minus 1, that is 7 minus twice
j1 which is 8 plus 3 times j3 which is 3 into
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1 is equal to 3. We get 21 minus 2 into 11
that is 22 which is minus 1. According to
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the formula, this should be a structure. However,
for very special dimensions, as indicated
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by these similar triangles BTQ with O2TS,
this angle is equal to this angle and this
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angle is equal to this angle 3634 min. Similarly,
there are other similar triangles in this
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figure. For such special dimensions as we
see in our model the degree of freedom will
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turn out to be 1. F will be 1that means it
will be a constant mechanism with single degree
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of freedom.
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Let us now consider the model of this Kempe
Burmeister focal mechanism, which we have
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just discussed. As we see including this fixed
link, we have 8 links 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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and this is a hinge where 4 links are connected
and all other hinges are simple hinges. Accordingly,
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the formula said the degree of freedom should
be minus 1. But however, as we see this mechanism
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can be moved very easily and there is a unique
input-output relationship. That means, the
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effective degree of freedom of this mechanism
is 1; that is only because of the special
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dimension. If we change any of these points
a little bit this will really become a structure
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and no relative movement would be possible.
As a last example of an over closed linkage,
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let us look at this 5-link mechanism which
is known as cross slider trammel.
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Here we have link 1 which is the fixed link.
Link 3 which is connected to link 1 and link
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3 is connected to link 4 and link 2. Link
number 4 and 2 are having prismatic pairs
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with link number 5. Link 2 has a prismatic
pair in the horizontal direction with link
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number 5. Link 4 has a prismatic pair in the
vertical direction with link number 5. Thus,
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we have n equal to 5; we have 4 revolute pairs
here and here and here and here 3846 min.
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So, j is 4 revolute pairs plus 2 prismatic
pairs. Thus, F turns out to be according to
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the formula 3 times 5 minus 1 which is 4,
minus 2 times j that is 6.
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So, the effective degree of freedom of this
mechanism according to the formula F is 3
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times n minus 1 which is 4 minus 2 times j
which is 6; that is F equal to 12 minus 12
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which is 0. Without any special dimension,
this will be a structure; there should not
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be any mobility any relative movement. However,
for these special dimensions when I make OC
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is same as BC is same as AC then, we will
see that there will be an effective degree
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of freedom of this mechanism will turn out
to be just 1. In fact, as we see the angular
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velocity of link number 3 to that of link
number 5 which are both rotating with respect
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to fixed link 1 will be exactly half for these
special dimensions. This is known as cross
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slider trammel and I would like to encourage
the student to show that why it moves by starting
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from the elliptic trammel that we have discussed
in an earlier lecture.
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Now, I shall demonstrate this cross slider
trammel through a model. Let us now look at
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the model of this cross slider trammel. This
is that link number 3 4052 min, which has
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a revolute pair with fixed link here. This
is that link number 5 4058 min, which has
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a revolute pair with fixed link here. There
are 2 sliders - 2 and 4 which are hinged to
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link number 3 here and here 4108 min and these
2 sliders move in these 2 perpendicular slots.
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For the special dimensions, as we see this
has degree of freedom 1 and rotation of link
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3 produces unique rotation of link 5. In fact,
we can see that 2 revolutions of link 3 produces
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1 revolution of link 5. That is, one can show
that omega3 by omega5 at all instance remain
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half.
Let me now summarize, what has been covered
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in today's lecture. What we have seen how
we can calculate the degrees of freedom of
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a planar mechanism by counting the number
of links and different times of kinematic
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pairs. Attention has been also drawn to the
fact that there is a possibility of some redundant
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degrees of freedom that has to be accounted
for.
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We have also seen there may be some kinematic
pairs which are redundant in the sense they
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do not serve any purpose so far kinematics
is concerned, but they must be there due to
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some other practical considerations.
At the end we have seen, that these formulas
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which are derived only from the count without
any consideration of any kinematic dimensions
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may fail when there are some special kinematic
dimensions. We have also seen some such over
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closed linkages through the models, how they
move, though the formula says they should
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be structures.
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