This work presents a parametric model of 3-PPR1 P and R represent prismatic and revolute joints, and an underline letter indicates an actuated joint planar parallel manipulators, aiming to optimize shape design of the base and mobile platforms. The kinematic model is established with shape parameters and motion variables. With the model, the inverse and forward position analyses are carried out, upon which the dexterity performance in terms of conditioning index is evaluated and analyzed. The analysis of global dexterity reveals a number of platform shapes, which lead to singularity in all configurations and must be avoided in design. Further performance evaluation in terms of transmission quality is also presented. Finally, two optimal configurations for the considered manipulators are obtained from the numerical simulation results. A case study is included to demonstrate the dynamics performance with an optimal platform shape design.
|Journal||Mechanism and Machine Theory|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2017|
- Motion/force transmission quality
- Optimum shape design
- Planar parallel manipulator
- Shape singularity