On the stiffness and stability of Gough-Stewart platforms

M. M. Svinin, S. Hosoe, M. Uchiyama

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    48 Citations (Scopus)


    This paper deals with a class of parallel mechanisms, called Gough-Stewart platforms. For these mechanisms, pre-loaded by driving forces, the stiffness matrix is derived and its basic properties are established. It is shown when the stiffness matrix becomes asymmetric, how the parametric imbalance may influence the system stability, and how the center of stiffness depends on the force pre-loading. Next, some necessary and some sufficient conditions for the stability are established in an analytical form by transforming the stiffness matrix to the center of stiffness.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3268-3273
    Number of pages6
    JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


    Dive into the research topics of 'On the stiffness and stability of Gough-Stewart platforms'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this