## Abstract

Due to normal variations in dimensions inherent in the manufacture of the components of a mechanism, there is a small probability of not meeting the accuracy predicted by a deterministic representation of the mechanism. The probability of failure of a mechanism can be defined as the probability of deviation from its specified function. This paper presents a Monte Carlo simulation approach for the estimation of the reliability (one minus the probability of failure) of mechanisms and illustrates the procedure by considering a four-bar straight line mechanism. The effect of the probability distribution of the random parameters on the overall reliability is also investigated.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 479-481 |

Number of pages | 3 |

Journal | Journal of mechanisms, transmissions, and automation in design |

Volume | 111 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 1989 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Engineering(all)