We then move the shortest link from the frame to the side link on LH. With the help of SAM 7.0 Professional software (by Artas Engineering), it can display the paths of desired nodes as shown in the picture.
|Grashof's Criterion: Crank-Rocker Mechanism using SAM 7.0 Professional Software|
|Grashof's Criterion: Crank-Rocker Mechanism Driver on RH side|
Path is the line that a moving point describes in the fixed reference system.
Velocity Hodograph is the locus of the arrowhead of the velocity vectors (rotated 90 degree) of a moving point.The hodograph in SAM 7.0 is shown as follows.
|Velocity Hodograph in SAM 7.0 The Ultimate Mechanism Designer|
|Hodograph of Double Crank Mechanism|