Tagged: Tchebicheff Straight Line

Linkages – Tchebicheff Straight Line 51015

Tchebicheff’s straight-line generator, can also describe a horizontal line. Link CB with E as its midpoint traces a straight horizontal line for most of its transit as links AB and DC are moved to the left and right of center. To describe this straight line, the length of the foundation link AD must be twice the length of link CB. To make this mechanism work as a straight-line generator, CB is 10 units long,

AD is 20 units long, and both AB and DC are 25 units long. With these dimensions, link CB will assume a vertical position when it is at the right and left extremes of its travel excursion. This linkage was invented by nineteenth-century Russian mathematician, Pafnuty Tchebicheff or Chebyshev.