Hello everybody, I'm an engineer student and I'm having quite some troubles with Maple. See my teacher told us to program a homework using Maple, problem is I've never used Maple in my life and it's not that hard, but I'm having some trouble with my homework.
My homework is about a 4-bar mechanism (grashof's condition) which will define the type of movement my mechanism will have depending on the data I input:
we define 4 variables expressed lenght measurments:
L= (largest link in the mechanism)
S= (smallest link in the mechanism)
P and Q= other 2 links in the 4 bar mechanism
L0: the link of the mechanism which is FIXED (frame)
L1: the link of the mechanism which is moves (driver)
L2: coupler link
L3: follower link
here 1 will be the fram, 2 the driver, 3 the coupler and 4 the follower
grashofs condition consist on the following:
1. IF L + S < P + Q
and S is the frame, then the program should print that the mechanism presents a rotatory-rotatory movement
or L+S < P+Q and the FRAME is the opposite link of the shortest link, then the program should print that the mechanism presents oscilatory-oscilatory movement
or L+S<P+Q and S is the driver and the frame is adyacent to the driver, then the program should print that the mechanism presents two rotatory movement.
2. IF L + S > P + Q
the program should print that the mechanism doesn't follow grashof condition and the movement is roker-rocker (doesnt matter what link is the driver and what link is the frame)
3. IF L+S=P+Q
the program should print that the mechanism doesn't follow grashof condition and the mechanism will have deadpoints.
I'm sorry, im a mechanical engineer student and I have very few experience programming (I only learned python like 2 years ago) and I'm having trouble with maple's language (which i know is very simple)
If someone could help me or guide me I would really appreciate it
PD. excuse my english