A test case for modelling PKMs with generic architectures in a 3D simulation environment

(2008) A test case for modelling PKMs with generic architectures in a 3D simulation environment. In: 3rd International CIRP High Performance Cutting Conference, 12-13 June 2008, Dublin, Ireland.

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Parallel machines are increasingly used in a large number of applications. Currently there is no commercial software able to provide a user-friendly and effective environment for simulating and modelling the wide variety of kinematic arrangements in which parallel mechanisms can be designed. In order to provide such a tool a technique to model and simulate parallel machines with little effort is presented. The related procedure has been integrated and tested in Visual Components 3DCreate simulation software. The method is based on the formulation of parallel machine kinematics in terms of Product-of-Exponential formulae (PoE) and has been tested on the 3 DOF manipulator of VERNE, a machine-tool designed and built by Fatronik. Results show that accuracy and computation time of the proposed inverse kinematics algorithm make it suitable for demanding applications such as real-time control and micromachining.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parallel Kinematic Machines, Inverse Kinematics, Robot Simulation, Robot Modelling, Digital Manufacturing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 11:19
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:49
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2035839

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