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Journal Articles
Article Type: Design Innovations
J. Mech. Des. January 2012, 134(1): 015001.
Published Online: January 5, 2012
...Yonghua Xiong; Lei Tian; Tofael Ahamed; Bin Zhao In this article, the development of the Reconfigurable Data Acquisition Vehicle (R-DAV) that has a high performance as a wheeled mobile robot is presented. The R-DAV is designed to monitor and manage the growing status of bio-energy crops...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. July 2011, 133(7): 071009.
Published Online: July 19, 2011
... from Classic authors have been reported in which it is possible to find several traces on what we propose. Then some possible ancient motors suitable to be installed into the helepolis are proposed: capstans, tread wheel motors like the ones used by the Greek-Roman cranes, and counterweight motors...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. April 2011, 133(4): 041001.
Published Online: May 3, 2011
...Chin-Lung Huang; Zhang-Hua Fong The tooth profile error of a gear shaping cutter made by the lengthwise-reciprocating grinding process (LRGP) is usually corrected by modifying the grinding wheel profile. However, such grinding wheel modification cannot eliminate the twisting profile error along...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Mech. Des. February 2011, 133(2): 024502.
Published Online: February 8, 2011
...Zhi Hao Zuo; Yi Min Xie; Xiaodong Huang A rational approach to the mechanical design of wheel rims as a typical periodic structure is presented in the current work. With novel application of the latest bidirectional evolutionary structural optimization method, a procedure is presented...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. December 2010, 132(12): 121011.
Published Online: December 14, 2010
... for the simultaneous meshing of four wheels on the basis of geometric conditioning factors. These calculations will be illustrated by numerical applications. Finally, particular cases of planetary gearboxes and a gearbox with equal idler pinions are studied, with the conclusion that their application is appropriate...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Mech. Des. May 2010, 132(5): 054502.
Published Online: May 17, 2010
...Yang-Zhi Chen; Qiang Hu; Lei-Hou Sun The space-curve meshing wheel (SCMW) is a novel mechanical transmission mechanism suitable for small devices. It operates on the principle of space-curve meshing, which is quite different from traditional gearing mechanisms based on the surface meshing principle...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. December 2009, 131(12): 121002.
Published Online: November 3, 2009
... to explore the design space. The use of this method results in a robot that has higher mobility than a robot designed using engineering judgment. A simple kinematic controller that considers the effects of terrain unevenness via an estimate of the wheel-terrain contact angles is also presented. It is shown...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. October 2009, 131(10): 101007.
Published Online: September 16, 2009
...Jing-Shan Zhao; Fulei Chu; Zhi-Jing Feng; Sheng Zhao This paper focuses on the synthesis of an independent suspension that can guide the wheel to track a straight line when moving up (jounce) and down (rebound). With displacement subgroups, it first synthesizes a rigid body guidance mechanism...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Mech. Des. July 2009, 131(7): 074501.
Published Online: June 4, 2009
...Yang-zhi Chen; Liang Luo; Qiang Hu The space-curve meshing-wheel (SCMW) is a novel mechanical mechanism suitable for small devices. In this paper, a design formula of the contact ratio of SCMW is derived from the space-curve meshing equation, which has been established in previous studies...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. June 2009, 131(6): 061010.
Published Online: May 21, 2009
..., infinitesimal resolution, and monolithic manufacturing ( 1 2 3 ). beams (structures) finite element analysis wheels 10 07 2008 16 03 2009 21 05 2009 A cartwheel flexural pivot can be regarded as the combination of two identical triangle flexural pivots (Fig. 3 ) in series...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. May 2009, 131(5): 051008.
Published Online: April 7, 2009
... by the Isoform® with a straight cone grinding wheel is not accurate enough for high precision requirement. That is why the shaper cutter is used as a rough cutting tool for most cases. A third-order profile correction to the cone grinding wheel is proposed to increase the accuracy of the work gear profile...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. November 2008, 130(11): 112604.
Published Online: September 30, 2008
...Carlo Gorla; Piermaria Davoli; Francesco Rosa; Claudio Longoni; Franco Chiozzi; Alessandro Samarani In this paper, a theoretical and experimental investigation on an innovative cycloidal speed reducer is presented. The typical cycloid drive has a planet wheel, the profile of which is the internal...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Mech. Des. October 2008, 130(10): 104502.
Published Online: August 21, 2008
...Michèle Guingand; Didier Remond; Jean-Pierre de Vaujany This paper deals with face gear design. The goal is to propose a simple formula for predicting the width of the wheel as a function of the main design parameters. A specific software was used to achieve this goal. This numerical tool is able...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Design Innovations
J. Mech. Des. June 2008, 130(6): 065001.
Published Online: April 16, 2008
... distance, and wheel track are always maintained constant during jounce and rebound. These ideal characteristics are guaranteed by the particular rigid guidance mechanism whose end effector only has one translation along an exact straight line. 19 03 2007 16 08 2007 16 04 2008...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. June 2008, 130(6): 062602.
Published Online: April 14, 2008
...Jean-Pierre de Vaujany; Michèle Guingand; Didier Remond Nowadays, the wheels of worm gears with a low module can be made of plastic; thus, classical modeling can no longer be used satisfactorily. The present paper describes an original method for studying the quasistatic loaded behavior of a worm...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Mech. Des. May 2008, 130(5): 054501.
Published Online: March 26, 2008
...Denny Oetomo; Marcelo H. Ang, Jr. This paper presents the analysis of singularity and motion capability of a mobile platform articulated by offset powered caster wheels. Specifically, it presents the analysis of the equations of motion resulting in the sufficient and necessary actuation condition...
Topics: Wheels
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. January 2008, 130(1): 011004.
Published Online: December 7, 2007
...Chao Chen; Svetlana Ostrovskaya; Jorge Angeles The dual-wheel transmission unit, an innovative driving mechanism for wheeled mobile robots, was introduced elsewhere. In this paper, we discuss wheeled mobile robots with such units, supplied with a novel suspension to keep the wheel-ground contact...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. October 2007, 129(10): 1037–1045.
Published Online: October 21, 2006
...Mark E. Rentschler; Shane M. Farritor; Karl D. Iagnemma A new approach to laparoscopic surgery involves placing a robot completely within the patient. These in vivo robots are then able to provide visual feedback and task assistance that would otherwise require additional incisions. Wheeled in vivo...
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Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Mech. Des. September 2007, 129(9): 981–985.
Published Online: September 18, 2006
...Héctor Fabio Quintero Riaza; Salvador Cardona Foix; Lluïsa Jordi Nebot This paper presents a method for defining the relationship between the angular coordinates of N -lobe noncircular gear wheels using Bézier and B-spline nonparametric curves. After designing the displacement law, conjugate pitch...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Mech. Des. January 2007, 129(1): 7–16.
Published Online: August 2, 2006
...Chao Chen; Jorge Angeles This paper proposes innovative drives for omnidirectional and quasi-omni-directional wheeled mobile robots. A novel epicyclic cam transmission is developed to transmit motion in the drives, with some advantages over its gear-train counterparts: low friction, high stiffness...