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Author

Gábor Erdős
Organization: Bit-Plié 2003 Bt.
URL: http://www.linkagedesigner.com/
Description

Very often linkages or mechanisms used in practice share the same kinematic principles. Parametrized linkages give finer control over link dimensions. But you might want to reuse simple linkages as building blocks of more-complicated mechanisms. LinkageDesigner supports this kind of "copy and paste" linkage by providing the AttacheLinkage function, which allows you to "glue" two or more linkages together to achieve more-complex mechanisms with minimal effort. AttacheLinkage is especially useful in defining mechanisms with replicate base mechanisms, like an engine. To illustrate this linkage definition technique, we will build a V-engine with four pistons.
Subject

*Mathematica Technology > Application Packages > Applications from Independent Developers > LinkageDesigner
Related items

*Whitworth's Quick Return Mechanism   [in Technical Notes]
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