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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By a systematic development of all possible connections between the elements with kinematic pairs result a number of 11 possible kinematic chains. Computing the loops degree of freedom [M.sub.j], considering the compulsory condition (4) and adding the gear contact condition remain available only 6 kinematic chains.
To all of the above mentioned 8 types of kinematic chains appertain [3.sup.3] = 27 possibilities of particular arrangements in accordance with a position of axis of translating and rotational motions.
The work so far reported on the structural aspects of the kinematic chains, pertains to generation of distinct kinematic chains.
In stationary conditions, the travel speed v dictated by the feed kinematic chain has the following expression:
Modelling the dynamic kinematic chain loops is beyond the scope of this work, but needs to be considered when assessing the feasibility of a path in time and space for these machine families [14].
In a multiple joint kinematic chain, because a multiple joint i composed of k links contains (k - 1) simple joints, defined multiple joint factor [p.sub.i] of a multiple joint i is as follows:
From the structural viewpoint this mechanism was developed starting with a four bar linkage with a sliding block (kinematic chain O[O.sub.1]AB) and supplementing it with a two arm group CDE (Fig.
Closed-loop methods "virtual closed kinematic chain" proposed in [18-20], use the joint angle measurements already in the robot and can be considered self-calibrating.
Structural synthesis of the kinematic chain and mechanism has been the subject of a number of studies in recent years.
The impact with a granular medium is related to multibody kinematic chain system such as legged robots, and these systems cannot avoid impacts with outfield granular materials including soil and sand.