The Displacement Synthesis of Four-Bar Straight-Line Mechanisms

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R. G. Mitchiner

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, N. C.

H. H. Mabie

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

J. Eng. Ind 97(1), 322-326 (Feb 01, 1975) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438557 History: Received May 07, 1974; Online July 15, 2010


This paper presents an analytical method for synthesizing a four-bar linkage from a slider-crank mechanism using the cubic of stationary curvature of the slider crank. A coupler point on the resulting linkage will generate an approximate straight line, and the functional relationship between the displacement of the coupler point and the crank angle will be the same as the relation of slider displacement to crank angle of the original slider crank.

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