Kinematic Analysis and Aerospace Application of a New Over-Constrained Parallel Kinematic Machine
Dr Yan Jin
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
Abstract—Parallel kinematic machines (PKMs) have attracted a lot of attention in the last three decades from research institutes to industry, due to their better performance than serial industrial robots. Although numerous types of PKMs have been proposed, only a few of them are practically used in industrial production. Exechon machine tool, which is evolved from the Tricept parallel machine and adopts a unique over-constraint architecture, is one of the recent successful developments. In this seminar, the kinematic characteristics of this new machine tool will be introduced, which include mobility analysis, Jacobian formulation, workspace analysis and dimensional optimization. The applications on aircraft assembly by using this machine tool will also be presented.
About the author
Dr Jin has been a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast since January 2009. Prior to that, he worked at the same school as a research fellow for two years since 2007. He obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mechanical engineering in Dalian University of Technology in China, in 1998 and 2002 respectively, and received his PhD from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2007. Dr Jin’s research interest is in parallel kinematic machines, robotics automation, and digital lean manufacturing with a particular focus in aerospace production. Dr Jin has been a principal investigator or technical lead for a number of research programmes, funded by DTI, EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Invest Northern Ireland and industry (e.g. EADS and Bombardier Aerospace Belfast). He has been an organising chair or member for a number of international conferences such as ReMAR2012 and ICIEA2013. Dr Jin has published over 40 technical papers. He is a member of IEEE and IFToMM.
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