Cylindrical joint

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Cylindrical joint seen in 3-dimensional view.

A cylindrical joint is a two-degrees-of-freedom kinematic pair used in mechanisms.[1] Cylindrical joints provide single-axis sliding function as well as a single axis rotation, providing a way for two rigid bodies to translate and rotate freely. This can be pictured by an unsecured axle mounted on a chassis, as it may freely rotate and translate.[2]

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  1. ^ Norton, Robert L. (2008). "2". Design of Machinery (4th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill Higher Education. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-07-312158-1.
  2. ^ Shabana, Ahmed A. (2001). Computational Dynamics (2nd ed.). John Wiley and Sons. p. 434. ISBN 978-0-471-05326-2.