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Sustainability 2011, 3(11), 2217-2228; doi:10.3390/su3112217
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Workspace Representation and Optimization of a Novel Parallel Mechanism with Three-Degrees-of-Freedom

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Received: 22 August 2011; in revised form: 26 October 2011 / Accepted: 9 November 2011 / Published: 17 November 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Manufacturing)
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Abstract: The development of a new parallel mechanism based on simulation driven design is a rapid approach to discover the unique features or advantages of a conceptual model. In this research, one novel parallel mechanism which can generate three degrees-of-freedom translations is proposed. The kinematic model and Jacobian matrix is derived. The workspace generation and mapping is investigated based on simplified boundary searching method. The particle swarm algorithm is applied to search for the optimal volume of workspace.
Keywords: parallel mechanism; kinematic model; workspace; particle swarm algorithm parallel mechanism; kinematic model; workspace; particle swarm algorithm
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Gao, Z.; Zhang, D. Workspace Representation and Optimization of a Novel Parallel Mechanism with Three-Degrees-of-Freedom. Sustainability 2011, 3, 2217-2228.

AMA Style

Gao Z, Zhang D. Workspace Representation and Optimization of a Novel Parallel Mechanism with Three-Degrees-of-Freedom. Sustainability. 2011; 3(11):2217-2228.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Gao, Zhen; Zhang, Dan. 2011. "Workspace Representation and Optimization of a Novel Parallel Mechanism with Three-Degrees-of-Freedom." Sustainability 3, no. 11: 2217-2228.


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