Gruebler’s Equation. Degrees of freedom for planar linkages joined with common joints can be calculated through Gruebler’s equation. Grubler & Kutzbach Equations. Lower pairs (first order joints) or full-joints (counts as J = 1 in. Gruebler’s Equation) have one degree of freedom (only one motion. Reference Books: ▫ John J. Uicker, Gordon R. Pennock, Joseph E. Shigley, Theory of Machines and Mechanisms. ▫ R.S. Khurmi, J.K. Gupta,Theory of Machines.

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Share buttons are a little bit lower. Published by Kevin Collins Modified over 3 years ago. Theory of Machines Degrees of freedom Dr. A closed mechanism will have no open attachment points or nodes and may have one or more degrees of freedom. An open mechanism of more than one link will always have more than one degree of freedom, thus requiring as many actuators motors as it has DOF. If any one of these three links is fixed ground equatoin, there cannot be relative movement and, therefore, it does not form a mechanism but it becomes a structure which is completely rigid.

Thus, a simplest mechanism consists of four links, each connected by a kinematic lower pair revolute etc.

For example, reciprocating engine mechanism is a planner mechanism in which link 1 is fixed, link 2 rotates and link 4 reciprocates. The continuing rotation of the crankshaft drives the piston back up, ready for the next cycle.

The piston moves in a reciprocating motion, which is converted into circular motion of the crankshaft, which ultimately propels the vehicle.

In other words, we say that the number of degrees of freedom of a four bar chain is one. The position of point P on the moving link CD can be completely specified by the three variables. In other words, we can say that each link of a mechanism has three degrees of freedom before it is connected to any other link.

We have seen that when a link is connected to a fixed link by a turning pair i. This may be clearly understood from Figure given below, in which the resulting four bar mechanism has one degree of freedom. Since in a mechanism, one of the links is to be fixed, therefore the number of movable links will be I – 1 and thus the total number of degrees of freedom will be 3 I – 1 before they are connected to any other link.


If there are no two degree of freedom pairs i. Here it has been assumed that the slipping is possible between the links i. However if the friction at the contact is high enough to prevent slipping, the joint will be counted as one degree of freedom pair, because only one relative motion will be possible between the links.

Multiple joints count as one less than the number of links joined at that joint and add to the “full” J1 category. There are four binary links and two ternary links i. Link where by motion and force are imparted to a mechanism Output [Driven] Link: Link from which required motion and forces are obtained. Link that rotates completely about a fixed axis Rocker Link: A joint may be either a revolute, that is a hinged joint, denoted by R, or a prismatic, as sliding joint, denoted by P.

A link that makes complete revolution is called crank r2the link opposite to the fixed link is the coupler r3 and forth link r4 is a rocker if oscillates or another crank if rotates. Brake of a Wheelchair Folding sofa. In a four bar linkage, if the shorter side link revolves and the other one rocks i. Take some cardboard and make four strips as grueb,er in Figure a.

Gruebler’s Equation for calculating Degrees of Freedom of the Mechanism

Take 4 pins and assemble them as shown in Figure b. Now, hold the 6in. You will see that the 4in. Slider-crank Mechanism This mechanism is composed of three important parts: The crank which is the rotating disc, the slider which slides inside the tube and the connecting rod which joins the parts together.

As the slider moves to the right the connecting rod pushes the wheel round for the first degrees of wheel rotation.

As the disc rotates the black slide moves forwards and backwards. Many machines have this type of mechanismsuch as shaping machine. Shaping Machine As the disc rotates the top of the machine moves forwards and backwards, pushing a cutting tool.

If the crank is turned, angular motion is converted into linear motion of the piston and input torque is transformed into force on the piston.

If the piston is forced to move, the linear motion is converted into rotary motion and the force into torque. Gryebler, the crank and connecting rod are connected via a revolute joint, whereas connecting rod and piston are connected via a prismatic joint.


Thus there are as many inversions of a given linkage as it has links. It is upside down in the figure.

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It should be noted that nothing in Grashof’s law specifies the order in which the links are to be connected or which link of the four-bar chain is fixed. We are free, therefore to fix or ground any of the four links. When we do so, we create the four inversions of the four linkage illustrated in next slide.

The motions possible from a fourbar linkage will depend on both the Grashof condition and the inversion chosen. The inversions will be defined with respect to the shortest link. All of these inversions shown on previous slide fit Grashof’s law, and in each the link s makes complete revolution relative to the other links. The different inversions are distinguished by the location of the link s relative to the fixed link. There are as many inversions as links, but not all inversions will have distinct motions.

For example, a Grashof Fourbar has only 3 distinct inversions, 2 crank-rockers, 1 double- crank, and 1 double-rocker as shown in earlier slide.

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Because the shortest link of the four-bar linkage is grounded, the two links adjacent to the shortest link can both rotate continuously as shown earlier and both are properly described as cranks. Therefore, this four-bar linkage is a double-crank. Note, slider block is actually Link 4.

Replacing revolute joints in any loop by prismatic joints does not change the DOF, provided that at least two revolute joints remain in the loop. Reuse and changes require a note indicating that content has been modified from the. My presentations Profile Feedback Log out. Auth with social network: Registration Forgot your password? Theory of Machines Degrees euation freedom”— Presentation transcript: Download ppt “ME Theory of Machines Degrees of freedom”.

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