Computer-Aided Mechanism Design and Analysis
---- A Project on Computer-Aided
Mechanism Design and Analysis Using
Documentation about the project
Analysis of Fourbar linkage mechanisms.
to various mechanism is available using which the respective mechanisms
can be analysed.
Web-based animation requires installation of Ch Mechanism Toolkit on the client computer.
To utilize the above feature the user should have an internet connection. To
the current dependency on internet and the user to perform the same offline
ChExcel was used in demonstrating it.
This can be done by using the worlds widely used spredsheet Microsoft
Excel as the front end and Ch as back end for calculations.
The figure in right shows the fourbar linkage mechanism which is under
study in this project. Representation of the variables in the program code
literally corresponds to the figure. For example, theta_1 in program code
corresponds to the angle between the link1 and ground which is represented by
Download and Installation for the package
To implement the software package, you need to install
Ch --- an embeddable C/C++ interpreter
and its Mechanism Toolkit. Ch is freely
available for downloading from here.
The user has to install ChExcel as an Excel add-in whose procedure can be
obtained from the ChExcel documentaion.
It allows users to perform the analyses shown here on their own computer.
The script files that can be downloaded from here are to be placed in the _path for the Excel
to communicate with the files.
Any questions or comments can be directed to chexcel_at_iel_dot_ucdavis_dot_edu
Created by : Kabileshkumar G Cheetancheri