Optimization of Crank-and-Rocker Linkages with Size and Transmission Constraints

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F. Freudenstein, Meng Sang Chew

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.

J. Mech. Des 101(1), 51-57 (Jan 01, 1979) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454024 History: Received May 15, 1978; Online October 21, 2010


An algebraic procedure suitable for pocket calculators is derived for the determination of the proportions of a plane crank-and-rocker linkage in which the ratio of largest to smallest link and the transmission-angle variation are prescribed. A logical analysis of the relative lengths of the links leads to a direct solution without algorithms or iteration. The results are illustrated with tables and numerical examples.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
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