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Workspace Representation and Optimization of a Novel Parallel Mechanism with Three-Degrees-of-Freedom

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  • Zhen Gao

    () (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa ON L1H 7K4, Canada)

  • Dan Zhang

    () (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa ON L1H 7K4, Canada)

Abstract

The development of a new parallel mechanism based on simulation driven design is a rapid approach to discover the unique features or advantages of a conceptual model. In this research, one novel parallel mechanism which can generate three degrees-of-freedom translations is proposed. The kinematic model and Jacobian matrix is derived. The workspace generation and mapping is investigated based on simplified boundary searching method. The particle swarm algorithm is applied to search for the optimal volume of workspace.

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  • Zhen Gao & Dan Zhang, 2011. "Workspace Representation and Optimization of a Novel Parallel Mechanism with Three-Degrees-of-Freedom," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(11), pages 1-12, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:3:y:2011:i:11:p:2217-2228:d:14849
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    Keywords

    parallel mechanism; kinematic model; workspace; particle swarm algorithm;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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