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Bicycloidal Crank—A New Four-Link Mechanism

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R. E. Kaufman, G. N. Sandor

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

J. Eng. Ind 91(1), 91-96 (Feb 01, 1969) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3591558 History: Received July 01, 1968

Abstract

Cycloidpoints were recently introduced [1]. The present paper demonstrates the existence of Burmester point trios at which the rotation of the moving plane between precision positions is a constant multiple of the rotation of the circlepoint centerpoint vector. A new geared linkage is introduced to mechanize this commensurate relationship. Equations for finite-motion generation and for both finite and infinitesimal path generation are developed. Cognates of this mechanism are shown to exist.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
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