Brown, David C.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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