The KINTOP program was developed at IGMR for kinematic analysis of flat crank gears and gear wheels. With the program it is possible to calculate the motion parameters (position, speed, acceleration) of all transmission elements and to generate motion animations. Trajectories, velocity and acceleration vectors as well as velocity hodographs of any point can be displayed. All result data can be stored and processed in text files.

The KINTOP program is characterised by its ease of use and enables the user to determine the motion parameters of a gear unit in the shortest possible time. It can be installed on current Windows PCs and will be expanded in the near future with modules for force calculation and tolerance analysis.

To use KINTOP and to assign the installation files, please contact Prof. Hüsing.



Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics

RWTH Aachen University

Eilfschornsteinstraße 18

52062 Aachen



Phone: +49 241 80 95546

Fax:      +49 241 80 92263


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