11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI); 5th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM V); 6th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD VI): July 20-25, 2014, Barcelona, Spain
For the mechanisms considered under the title linkages, coupler curve is the path traced by one of the point on the coupler link considered
as an output of the mechanism which is joined to a fixed link. The equation of the coupler curve generated can be obtained solving a set
of equations which describes distance constancy between all points of a mechanism and this coupler curve is the eliminant of these equations.
The proposal to this work is to approximate coupler curves using strip trees.