
06526656
j
2016a.00925
Can, Engin
On the use of Maple for the simulation of mechanisms. (\"{U}ber die Verwendung von Maple f\"{u}r die Simulation von Mechanismen.)
Teach. Math. Comput. Sci. 13, No. 1, 2139 (2015).
2015
,
DE
M50
N90
R40
Maple
scientific computing
mathematical modelling
planar mechanism
Fmechanism
planar parallel 3RRRrobot
Summary: Maple is used to do numerical computation, plot graphs and do exact symbolic manipulations and word processing. This paper demonstrates how Maple can be used for the simulation of mechanisms. This offers the possibility for students to become familiar with this particular section of mathematical modelling. The mechanism under consideration is a socalled Fmechanisms, i.e., a planar parallel 3RRR robot with three synchronously driven cranks. It turns out that at this example it is not possible to find the poses of the moving triangle exactly by graphical methods with traditional instruments only. Hence, numerical methods are essential for the analysis of motions which can be performed by an Fmechanism.