An Analytical Method for Locating the Burmester Points for Five Infinitesimally Separated Positions of the Coupler Plane of a Four-Bar Mechanism

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J. C. Wolford

Department of Engineering Mechanics, The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.

J. Appl. Mech 27(1), 182-186 (Mar 01, 1960) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3643897 History: Received November 12, 1958; Online September 16, 2011


A method is developed for analytically locating the Burmester points for the motion of the coupler plane of a four-bar mechanism through five infinitesimally separated positions. The results of an example are compared with the results obtained by the graphical method of Müller for locating the Burmester points. The two methods are found to give essentially identical results.

Copyright © 1960 by ASME
Topics: Mechanisms , Motion
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