Method for Determining the Instantaneous Center of Acceleration for a Given Link

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R. W. Schiller

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

J. Appl. Mech 32(1), 217-218 (Mar 01, 1965) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3625733 History: Received February 07, 1964; Revised July 16, 1964; Online September 15, 2011


A method using the inflection circle is presented which extends the use of the Joukowski theorem and permits the determination of the instantaneous center of acceleration of a link without a complete acceleration analysis of the given mechanism.

Copyright © 1965 by ASME
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