RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Theory of Shaking Moment Optimization of Force-Balanced Four-Bar Linkages

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R. S. Berkof

American Can Co., Princeton, N. J.

G. G. Lowen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The City College of the City University of New York, New York, N. Y.

J. Eng. Ind 93(1), 53-60 (Feb 01, 1971) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3427917 History: Received July 08, 1970; Online July 15, 2010


A least-square theory for the optimization of the shaking moment of fully force-balanced inline four-bar linkages, running at constant input angular velocity, is presented. It is shown that the optimum conditions of partial moment balance are given by certain link mass distribution ratios. These optimum ratios are found to be functions of link length ratios only.

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