Degree of the Input-Output Equations of Certain Geared Five-Bar Mechanisms

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E. F. Fichter

Department of Industrial and General Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore. 97331

K. H. Hunt

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University, Australia

J. Mech. Des 101(3), 471-476 (Jul 01, 1979) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454080 History: Received June 14, 1978; Online October 21, 2010


The properties of trochoids, as given in a theoretical companion paper, are here related to certain geared five-bar mechanisms. Specifically the degrees of the input-output equation for several varieties of geared five-bar mechanisms are tabulated. Several special cases and other variations are discussed and illustrated. The use of point-cognate and line-cognate mechanisms is suggested, and a few examples of the degrees obtained for specific mechanisms are given. Finally an example of one pitfall in the algebraic treatment of these mechanisms is presented.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
Topics: Equations
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