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On the Balancing of the Fluctuating Input Torques Caused by Inertia Forces in the Crank-and-Rocker Mechanisms

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K. Ogawa, H. Funabashi

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan

J. Eng. Ind 91(1), 97-102 (Feb 01, 1969) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3591559 History: Received July 01, 1968

Abstract

Some methods have been investigated both theoretically and experimentally to reduce the fluctuating torques in the driving shafts caused by the inertia forces in the crank-and-rocker mechanisms; the spatial four-bar mechanism having two revolute and two spheric pairs is cited as an example. The fluctuating torque has been actually reduced to 1/20–1/3 .

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