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Design Improvements of Theo Janson Mechanism


Hitesh Rana , GIDC Degree Engineering College; Nilam Soni, C.K. Pithawala College of Engineering and Technology; Bharat Gajera, GIDC Degree Engineering College


Theo Janson Mechanism, Geogebra Software, Single-Degree-Of-Freedom Leg Mechanism


The purpose of this work is to contribute to the area of mechanism design and optimization of a single-degree-of-freedom leg mechanism. The leg mechanism is considered to be very energy efficient especially when walking on rough terrains. Furthermore, the mechanism requires very simple controls since a single actuator is required to drive the leg. In this work parametric study is carried out and best combination of linkages is recommended. Gait analysis is performed to study the walking pattern and improve the stability of the mechanism. In addition, effort is given to increase the length of path of contact with ground and it is found that it increases about 23% by attaching one extension link at the end of leg.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I40007
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2019
Page(s): 60-62

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