Kinematics of the generalized slider-crank mechanism

Ian S. 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 result 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 sphericaljoints. Results for various cases are shown and are ready to be used in a study of the dynamics of the generalized shder-crank.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication19th Design Automation Conference
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1 - Mechanical System Dynamics; Concurrent and Robust Design; Design for Assembly and Manufacture; Genetic Algorithms in Design and Structural Optimization
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780791811818
StatePublished - 1993
EventASME 1993 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1993 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: Sep 19 1993Sep 22 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
VolumePart F167972-13


ConferenceASME 1993 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1993
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation


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