kinematic chain


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kin·e·mat·ic chain

(kin'ĕ-mat'ik chān)
A combination of several joints linking several limb segments together during a specific movement or posture.

kinematic chain

, kinetic c.
A series of bones connected by joints. Movement of one segment influences other parts of the chain.
See also: chain
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In order to ensure velocity stability of the rocket guides, acceleration analysis of the links in kinematic chain [O.
As the wrench system of a parallel kinematic chain is the linear combination of those of all its legs in a general configuration, any leg-wrench system in a E = PKC is a sub-system of its wrench system.
To all of the above mentioned 8 types of kinematic chains appertain [3.
All the good works reported so far will not have much significance, if quantitative methods are not developed to have a comparison between the distinct kinematic chains with the same number of links and degree of freedom in order to perform various tasks.
In computer simulations of the human body, in mathematical description of its motion, kinematic chains with open structure are commonly used.
At present, the hydraulic installations designed for these machines belong to some systems that are not involved directly in the driving of the generating kinematic chains (Sandu, 2008), such as the main and the feed kinematic chains.
Determination of the distinct mechanisms, from n-link kinematic chain using a flow matrix [4], requires the formation of n-flow matrices; however; in the proposed method only a single [WD] matrix is sufficient to identify the distinct mechanisms from a given kinematic chain.
k]) Kinematic chain Table 5 Potential DOF's distributions on parallel chains Case 1 n=2 [L'.
The kinematic chain can be represented by a graph where joints form hitches and arms form edges of the graph.
Robot Geometry Calibration in an Open Kinematic Chain Using Stereo Vision, Proceedings of International Scientific Conference UNITECH2010, Gabrovo, Bulgaria, vol.
Therefore, the transmission from the steering wheel to the wheels is following the kinematic chain (fig.
In serial kinematic chain elastic strains accumulate on particular pneumatic axes, which lowers the positioning accuracy of pneumatic manipulators.