kinematic chain


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kinematic chain

[¦kin·ə‚mad·ik ′chān]
(anatomy)
A group of body segments that are connected by joints so that the segments operate together to provide a wide range of motion for a limb.
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And the total multiple joint factors P of a kinematic chain can be obtained by adding all multiple joint factors of a kinematic chain together as follows:
In order to ensure velocity stability of the rocket guides, acceleration analysis of the links in kinematic chain [O.
The compensations required to produce better racket velocity may appear along all the kinematic chain.
As the wrench system of a parallel kinematic chain is the linear combination of those of all its legs in a general configuration, any leg-wrench system in a E = PKC is a sub-system of its wrench system.
To all of the above mentioned 8 types of kinematic chains appertain [3.
All the good works reported so far will not have much significance, if quantitative methods are not developed to have a comparison between the distinct kinematic chains with the same number of links and degree of freedom in order to perform various tasks.
These multi-Degrees of Freedom (DOF) machine tool or robotic structures can be highly complex as there may be redundant joints (serial six axis industrial robots), combinations of rotary and translational axes (machine tools), the translational axes may not be orthogonal (nutating machine tools), and the kinematic chain loops can dynamically change for multiturret, multi-axis machine tools.
In stationary conditions, the travel speed v dictated by the feed kinematic chain has the following expression:
Regardless of which task of kinematics is the aim of model researches, it must have a properly defined kinematic chain.
Structural synthesis of the kinematic chain and mechanism has been the subject of a number of studies in recent years.
Having in view the bi-mobile and three loops kinematic chain (Fig.
B(-1)] connections from the total of three connections provided to be introduced, allow obtaining a parallelogram kinematic chain ([K.