Study of various planar and spatial linkages is a first step towards the learning of Multi body dynamics. It is covered in Mechanism Design or Theory of Machines, which is a basic course taught in the curriculum of Mechanical Engineering. Students learn to formulate and solve kinematic and dynamic equations to analyze different types of mechanisms. A computer-based approach to solve these equations becomes imminent when the number of equations increases and also for a quick and better understanding through visualization. Currently, there are several free and commercially available software which can help students in this matter. Unfortunately, considerable amount of time is required to train students in order to use them. In this paper, a software named “MechAnalyzer” is presented, which is developed to analyze and simulate the mechanisms that are already preloaded in it, hence, reducing the time and effort required to get started with it.
S. Hampali, Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi, and Saha, S. K., “MechAnalyzer: 3D Model Based Mechanism Learning Software”, in Proceedings of the 14th IFToMM World Congress, 2015.