This paper presents a systematic approach to determining the displacements of a rigid body from line specifications. The underlying concept of the proposed approach pertains to screw theory and line geometry. We utilize the correspondence between a pair of homologous lines and a regulus and that between a screw and a linear line complex. In this paper, a displacement screw is obtained by fitting a linear line complex to two or more line reguli. When two exact pairs of homologous line are specified, we obtain a unique linear line complex, which determines the displacement screw correspondingly. When more than two pairs of homologous lines with measurement errors are specified, it becomes a redundantly specified problem, and a linear line complex that has the best fit to more than two reguli is determined. A numerical example with the specification of four pairs of homologous lines is provided.
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A Line Geometric Approach to Determining Displacements Based on Line Specifications
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Kuo, W, & Huang, C. "A Line Geometric Approach to Determining Displacements Based on Line Specifications." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 2: 32nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Parts A and B. Brooklyn, New York, USA. August 3–6, 2008. pp. 1505-1511. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2008-49942
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