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Exact Constraint: Machine Design Using Kinematic Principles

D. Blanding
D. Blanding
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In this chapter we explore the patterns of Rs and Cs that exist in various mechanical connections. By looking beyond the hardware (constraint devices such as contact points, links, bearings, ball-and-socket joints, flexures, etc.) and examining the patterns of lines that represent the applied constraints and the resulting freedoms, we will discover a realm in which mechanical connections can be easily represented and visualized. By becoming facile with constraint diagramming techniques, the machine designer acquires a powerful tool for synthesizing and analyzing the design of a machine.

6.1 Demountable Connections That Provide Rigid, Precise Nesting (Six Cs/Zero Rs)
6.2 Five Cs/One R
6.3 Four Cs/Two Rs
6.4 Three Cs/ Three Rs
6.5 Reciprocal Patterns
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