Conditions of crank existence for a particular case of the RSSR linkage

Wenjun Zhang, Dan Zhang

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Necessary and sufficient conditions of motion transfer for a particular case of the RSSR linkage is further derived and simplified. This particular case is considered when the frame is coincided with input and output axes distance, which may also be called as "simply skewed form" of RSSR. The results show that the conditions of crank existence for this particular case can be represented in a way quite resembling the Grashof criterion applicable to planar four bar linkages, and thus are of very simple expression and geometric sense. (The term "simple" normally implies that overhand computation by "rigours" programming may not be needed.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-850
Number of pages6
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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