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Transposing a line with known references

  1. Feb 27, 2013 #1
    Hi, I have a question for a desing I am working on. I want to model it in excel and I am having a hard time finding out how to transpose some lines:


    Let Bar B's position and dimensions be known, and I want bar B to be set in 3 positions, I can however apply joints to anyplace near or at bar B, so that I can get a 4-bar-linkage-system that can move as I desire. so for example point A1(x1,y1) and A2(x2,y2) are the joints that are going to hold on to bar B, how do I calculate the new coordinates of A1 and A2 at position 2 if I only know their relationship to bar B at position 1?

    I hope this image helps:
    http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4945/thingoz.png [Broken]

    http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/4945/thingoz.png [Broken]

    At position 1 i know everything

    At position 2 I only know the coordinates of the bottom bar (the red bar) I know where its two end points are, I know its angle (theta) with the horizontal and I know its lenght.
    points A1 and A2 have not changed their position with respect to the bottom bar, but they have moved in the plane, how do I calculate their new position?

    thank you!

    NOTE: THERE IS ROTATION AND TRANSLATION!! (FROM POS 1 to POS 2)
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2013 #2

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  4. Feb 27, 2013 #3
    The thing about that is that I get weird values when I use that matrix, because they are not rotating around the origin so it creates weird
     
  5. Feb 27, 2013 #4

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    Then you need to translate the coordinates of Position 1 to the origin of rotation, then apply the rotation matrix.
     
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