In this tutorial the basics of how to measure important kinetostatic quantities like e.g. holding forces and bearing loads are explained.
It is based around a simple four-bar system, with a mass and a force on the coupler, where two alternative holding torques have to be determined. The instantaneous center of movement is used to check the correctness. After that, a joint force and its components are determined for one of the joints.
To compare the results, the project ‘ASOM v7 TUTORIAL-009 Forces and sensors I’ generated in this video, can also be downloaded here.