Kinematic pairs depending upon mechanical arrangement between links - Theory of Machines - 1

Q.  Which of the following kinematic pairs is classified depending upon the mechanical arrangement between the links?
- Published on 06 Aug 15

a. Primatic pair
b. Revolute pair
c. Force closed pair
d. Sliding pair

ANSWER: Force closed pair


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 19 Oct 15
    - A kinematic pair consists of two kinematic links which have either completely or successfully constrained motion between them.

    - Based on the nature of relative motion between links they are classified as:

    1) Sliding pairs
    2) Revolute pairs
    3) Rolling pairs
    4) Globuler pairs.

    - Lower and higher pairs are classified according to the nature of contact between links.

    - Forced closed or self closed pairs are classified according to the mechanical arrangement between links.

    - If two links of a pair are not held mechanically while transmitting relative motion between them, then they are called as force closed pairs or unclosed pairs.

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