Autors: Bratovanov, N. G., Sotirov, Z. S., Zamanov, V. B.
Title: Modeling and Simulation of Overconstrained Closed-Loop Mechanisms
Keywords: overconstrained closed-loop mechanisms, SolidWorks 3D modeling, SolidWorks API, motion simulation

Abstract: The article describes an approach to modeling and motion simulation of a class of overconstrained closed-loop mechanisms. Typical behavior of overconstrained closed-loop mechanisms exhibits local mobility when near specific (singular) configurations. The mechanism’s behavior in these configurations is analyzed and the direct/ inverse kinematic problems are resolved. А C++ computer program performing all the required math operations has been developed for the purpose. The verification of the computed results is done with the help of SolidWorks CAD software and a 3D model of the studied mechanism. Motion simulation is performed by using the SolidWorks application-programming interface (API).


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International Conference Automatics 2017, vol. 67, issue 2, pp. 81-90, 2017, Bulgaria, Proceedings of Technical University of Sofia, ISSN 1311-0829

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