Operation modes comparison of a reconfigurable 3-PRS parallel manipulator based on kinematic performance

Siddharth Maraje, Latifah Nurahmi, Stéphane Caro*

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Abstract

The 3-PRS parallel manipulator with different arrangements of prismatic joints is called a reconfigurable 3-PRS parallel manipulator in this paper. The three prismatic joints in PRS limbs are attached to the base with an angle α between the horizontal plane of the base and their directions. Based on [1], the manipulator has identical operation modes, namely x0 = 0 and x3 = 0 for any value of α. Accordingly, this paper presents in more details the performance evaluation of these operation modes by using the output transmission index (OTI) and the constraint transmission index (CTI). The OTI and CTI determine the force transmission efficiency and the constraining ability of the manipulators, respectively. Initially, the determination of the number and types of operation modes of the 3-PRS parallel manipulator is recalled. The computation is carried out by using an algebraic approach, namely the Study kinematic mapping. In each operation mode, the actuation wrenches and the constraint wrenches are obtained based on the Screw theory. Then, the OTI and CTI are traced in the orientation workspace of the manipulator for different values of angle α. Furthermore, the singularity conditions are analysed corresponding to the values of OTI and CTI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850169
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: 21 Aug 201624 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5B-2016

Conference

ConferenceASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period21/08/1624/08/16

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