ASOMmini Example “Umbrella”

This example video shows how a typical umbrella can be modeled and analyzed kinematically in ASOMmini. The umbrella is opened automatically by a pressure spring, which is installed between the two movable sliders.

Flap for kitchen cabinet with spring support in ASOMmini

This example shows that the force conditions for a six-bar hinge mechanism on the flap of a kitchen cabinet (see last video) can also be checked quickly and easily with the kinematics software ASOMmini.

Four-bar system and manual force in ASOMmini

Use the new manual force element in ASOMmini (version 1.1 and higher) to see in real time how the necessary manual force to drive your system with its pre-defined motion profile develops while changes are made.

Four-bar linkages in ASOMmini (5/5): Isosceles Linkages

In this video series, we will show you the most common variants of the planar four-bar linkage, as well as their characteristics and special features. These variants can be derived from the theorem of Grashof. Grashof’s condition for four-bar linkages states: The shortest link of a four-bar linkage can fully rotate in relation to its […]

Four-bar linkages in ASOMmini (4/5): Parallel- and Antiparallel-Crank

In this video series, we will show you the most common variants of the planar four-bar linkage, as well as their characteristics and special features. These variants can be derived from the theorem of Grashof. Grashof’s condition for four-bar linkages states: The shortest link of a four-bar linkage can fully rotate in relation to its […]

Four-bar linkages in ASOMmini (3/5): The Double-Rocker

In this video series, we will show you the most common variants of the planar four-bar linkage, as well as their characteristics and special features. These variants can be derived from the theorem of Grashof. Grashof’s condition for four-bar linkages states: The shortest link of a four-bar linkage can fully rotate in relation to its […]

Four-bar linkages in ASOMmini (2/5): The Double-Crank

In this video series, we will show you the most common variants of the planar four-bar linkage, as well as their characteristics and special features. These variants can be derived from the theorem of Grashof. Grashof’s condition for four-bar linkages states: The shortest link of a four-bar linkage can fully rotate in relation to its […]

Four-bar linkages in ASOMmini (1/5): The Crank-Rocker

In this video series, we will show you the most common variants of the planar four-bar linkage, as well as their characteristics and special features. These variants can be derived from the theorem of Grashof. Grashof’s condition for four-bar linkages states: The shortest link of a four-bar linkage can fully rotate in relation to its […]

Approximate straight-line mechanisms in ASOMmini

In the following video, an approximate straight-line mechanism based on Chebyshev is constructed and animated using the kinematics simulation software ASOMmini.

ASOMmini drive functions

Creation of a simple kinematic system and modification of its drive function with the mechanism software ASOMmini.