Technical Committee for Linkages and Mechanical ControlsRSS

Technical Committee for Linkages and Mechanical Controls

The Technical Committee "Linkages and Mechanical Controls" continues the history of former TC "Linkages and Cams".

The history of this committee and the former chairmen can be found here. A list of the current TC-members is also available (see below).

In general the TC-members meet at least once a year in different locations, usually in combination with a conference or workshop related to the topics of the Technical Committee.

TC Meetings

TC Activities

The objectives of the TC:

  • to define new directions for research and development in mechanisms science, with special attention to linkages, cams and mechanical controls
  • to establish contacts and meetings among researchers, software developers and design engineers from companies and academia in the fields of linkages and mechanical controls
  • to promote the exchange of information through journals, conferences and the web page of the Technical Committee
  • to support initiatives for editorial works and the celebration of conferences, topic-specific symposia, formation events like summer schools in the field of linkages and mechanical controls
  • to support IFToMM sponsored national and international conferences in the review process for topics related to linkages, cams and mechanical controls
  • to issue and give a certificate to the TC members with valuable contributions, preferably with a diploma format like the one for IFToMM awards.

The main topics of the TC:

  • theoretical and computational kinematics
  • mechanism analysis and synthesis
  • mechanism design
  • experimental mechanics
  • control issues of mechanical systems
  • mechanical transmissions
  • linkages and manipulators
  • industrial and non-industrial applications
  • dynamics of mechanisms
  • micro mechanisms.

TC Activities

TC Meetings

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