Kinematics of the generalized slider-crank mechanism

Ian Fischer, Sahidur Rahman

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Dual-number techniques are used to analyze the kinematics and dynamics of the slider crank mechanism generalized to consider the effects of the cylinder axis being offset and non-perpendicular to the crankshaft axis, conditions which results in reciprocating machinery such as engines and compressors from manufacturing tolerances. The kinematics of the mechanism are evaluated with a Newton-Raphson method using dual-number coordinate-transformation matrices which in this work is extended to include mechanisms with spherical joints. Results for various cases are shown and are ready to be used in a study of the dynamics of the generalized slider-crank.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Design Automation
EditorsMo Shahinpoor, H.S. Tzou
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages7
Volume65 pt 1
ISBN (Print)0791811816
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Event14th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: Sep 19 1993Sep 22 1993


Other14th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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