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Kinematics-Tree Structure & Symbols

MD-Icon-KinChainHead Symbol at top of 'Kinematics-Tree'

tog_minus        TOP-LEVEL

tog_minusSUB-ASSEMBLY LEVEL

tog_minus        ELEMENT LEVEL

A typical Kinematics-Tree

MD-KT-3KinChains

This Kinematics-Tree has three kinematic-chains:

Four(4) Kinematic Defined Chains, identified by the MD-Icon-Solved-KinChain icon.


A Rocker is expanded to show three elements:

Pin-Joint, Part, Mot-Dim Rocker


The RRR Dyads (broken) is expanded to show it is assembled from:

Three(3) Pin-Joints , two(2) Parts


Dyad and Joint Symbols:

MD-Icon-KT-SolvedAlways This symbol is to the left of a Dyad and Joint when it solves for the machine-cycle.

MD-Icon-KT-SolvedBreaks This symbol is to the left of a Dyad and Joint if a Joint does not solve for period of the machine-cycle.

MD-Icon-KT-SolvedbutBroken This symbol is to the left of a Dyad and Joint if a Joint does not solve at this instant of the machine-cycle.