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Element Explorer | Kinematics-Tree

Kinematics-Tree

The Kinematics-Tree shows the structure of each kinematic-chain.

 This is the symbol at the head of the Kinematic-Tree - labelled 'Mechanisms'.

Your objective is to make the Mobility of each kinematic-chain equal to zero. Then, we say the kinematic-chain is a kinematically-defined chain.

In the Kinematics-Tree, the kinematic-chains are either:

 A. Solve[d] Mechanisms : Kinematic-chains that are Kinematically-Defined - called 'kinematically-defined chains'.

These kinematic-chains are identified in the Kinematics-Tree with the Green icon.

You can explore these kinematic-chains in the Kinematics-Tree.

These kinematic-chains are constructed with Dyads, Geared-Rockers, ...

These 'constructions' are themselves constructed with the 'fundamental kinematic elements' : Parts, Joints, Motion-Dimensions...

In the graphic-area, Parts and Joints that are Kinematically-Defined have Green Part-Outlines and Joints.

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 B. Unsolved Mechanisms : Kinematic-chains that not Kinematically-Defined .

These kinematic-chains are identified in the Kinematics-Tree with the Blue icon.

You can also explore these kinematic-chains.

You will only see the Fundamental kinematic elements: Parts and Joints.

An example Kinematics-Tree

Kinematic-Sub-Assemblies [Solved Mechanisms]:

 1 Motion-Parts
 a. Rockers
 b. Sliders
 2 Motion-Paths
 3 Dyads - all have two Parts and three Joints
 a. RRR
 b. RRP
 c. RPR
 d. PRP
 e. RPP
 f. Ram-R
 g. Ram-P
 h. SSR
 i. SSP
 4 Geared-Rockers - a Gear-Pair, a Joint and a Part
 5 Rack-Pinion / Pinion-Rack
 6 Geared-Pulley - a Pulley-Path, Part and Joint

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