|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Robotics|
|Editors||Marcelo Ang, Oussama Khatib, Bruno Siciliano|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
In general, two kinds of forces are needed to generate motion in a mechanism. To the first type belong the external forces or moments that do work and drive the mechanism. The second type relates to forces that (ideally) do not do work but are required to keep the mechanism in place, the so-called reaction or shaking forces and moments. This chapter is concerned with systems in which the external forces or moments, or the reaction forces or moments, or all of these, are zero, for any motion of the mechanism.
- Static and dynamic balancing
- Mechanism Design