Faculty Advisor

Brown, David C.

Faculty Advisor

Radhakrishnan, Pradeep

Abstract

Planar Mechanism Kinematic Simulator (PMKS) is a web-based tool to generate the kinematics of linkages. The tool can also be used to generate joint forces and input torque in linkages with revolute joints. The team explored and formulated various additions to the tool. The additions involved implementing methods to detect singularities in four and six-bar linkages with revolute joints. The team also worked on generating interface concepts for displaying free body diagrams and simulator results to enhance student experience with the tool. Finally, aspects to the migration of the tool from the current Microsoft Silverlight platform to the Microsoft Windows Desktop were also investigated.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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