chain

(redirected from Kinematic chain)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Kinematic chain: Kinematic pair

chain

A unit of measurement formerly used in surveying and still seen in deeds with old property descriptions.One chain equals 66 feet.

References in periodicals archive ?
Number of joints in single-loop kinematic chain f can be defined by the equation f = F + 6 - c.
A method based on Baranov Trusses and using Graph Theory to Find the set of Planar Jointed Kinematic Chains and Mechanisms' Mechanics and Mechanical Theory, Vol 8, 1973, pp 3-32.
13] Zonyu Chang, Ce Zhang, Yuhu Yang, Yuxin Wong, 2002," A New Method to Mechanism Kinematic Chain Isomorphism Identification", Mechanism and Machine Theory, 37, 411.
robot in which end effector is connected in parallel to reference link by k [greater than or equal to] 2 kinematic chains called limbs or legs" and a fully parallel robot as ".
If the positioning kinematic chain is a feed kinematic chain as well--fact that increases the machining capabilities of the machine--then using CNC systems for accomplishing GANTRY function is necessary.
1) we obtain a biomechanism (mobile biorobot), in which the legs are realized like plane articulated kinematic chains (Antonescu&Buzea, 2005).
As can be seen in the picture the end-effector is connected to the fixed frame by three kinematic chains.
Transmission of acceleration between vehicle and occupant is made across kinematic chain-vehicle head-torso, producing a relative movement between head and torso, which occurs over a joint liaison between the two components of the kinematic chain, the likelihood of whiplash injury increased from 85 % An incorrect adjustment or missing of safety devices can lead to worse consequences of road events, even if impact speeds are relatively low.
The system (ATC) has 5 possible configurations depending on machine tool type and destination, kinematic structure and mechanism construction, kinematic chains, driving and control, layout on one or more structure elements, position of the main spindle, capacity and tool magazine type, possibility of modularization (Altintas & Erol, 1998), tool change necessity, running under precision conditions, good reliability and static and dynamic behavior.
In addition to traditional joint kinematics and dynamics, SolidWorks can be used to define nontraditional joints, closed kinematic chains, and bounding volumes for collision-avoidance control.
Up to this time, EMC has been successfully used in several CNC retrofitting projects, including applications with complex kinematic chains.
A number of distinct kinematic chains exist with a specified no.