In previous work, the algebraic representation of a fixed axode of the Bennett linkage has been revealed as extraordinarily cumbersome. In this sequel we use properties of the ruled surface to determine the central point of a typical generator of the axode and hence its curve of striction as the intersection of two comparatively simple surfaces. Because of its special significance in this case, we also obtain the equation to the central tangent surface. A feature of the investigation is the direct employment of screw vectors in dual format rather than unit line vectors.
Issue Section:Technical Papers
Keywords:couplings, design engineering, vectors
Topics:Algebra, Generators, Kinematics, Linkages, Screws, Couplings, Design engineering
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