Dynamics of a Flexible Rod in a Quick Return Mechanism

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Heow-Pueh Lee

Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 0511

J. Mech. Des 116(1), 70-74 (Mar 01, 1994) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919379 History: Received February 01, 1992; Online June 02, 2008


The equations of motion in matrix form are formulated for a flexible rod in a quick return mechanism using Hamilton’s principle and the assumed mode method. The rod is considered as an Euler beam. The crank is assumed to be rigid and rotating at a constant angular speed. The translating-rotating joint connecting the crank to the flexible rod is assumed to be a frictionless moving point support for the flexible rod. This support is regarded as a very stiff spring acting on the rotating flexible rod. Results of numerical simulations are presented for various prescribed crank positions, crank lengths, and crank speeds.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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