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Computerized synthesis of the structure of geared kinematic chains

Ravisankar, R and Mruthyunjaya, TS (1985) Computerized synthesis of the structure of geared kinematic chains. In: Mechanism and Machine Theory, 20 (5). pp. 367-387.

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The paper presents for the first time a fully computerized method for structural synthesis of geared kinematic chains which can be used to derive epicyclic gear drives. The method has been formulated on the basis of representing these chains by their graphs, the graphs being in turn represented algebraically by their vertex-vertex incidence matrices. It has thus been possible to make advantageous use of concepts and results from graph theory to develop a method amenable for implementation on a digital computer. The computerized method has been applied to the structural synthesis of single-freedom geared kinematic chains with up to four gear pairs, and the results obtained thereform are presented and discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Mechanism and Machine Theory
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 10:15
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20275

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