Polar Curve Generator with Five-Bar Linkage

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This Demonstration plots polar curves traced by the joints of a rotating five-bar planar linkage.


Adjust the relative lengths of the links with the multislider and their angular velocities with the dials to get different polar curves.

The curves have the same color as the corresponding link and joint. You can select one or multiple curves with the list picker. Move the time slider to draw the curves.


Contributed by: Erik Mahieu (April 2016)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




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