RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Kinematic Synthesis of Planar Two-Gear Drives With Prescribed Dwell Characteristics

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T. W. Lee, Y. Shereshevsky

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

J. Mech. Des 104(4), 687-697 (Oct 01, 1982) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3256410 History: Received September 01, 1980; Online November 17, 2009


This paper presents an analytical and computer-aided procedure on the kinematic synthesis of the planar two-gear drive. The drive is designed as a reversing mechanism and as a nonreversing mechanism either with or without dwell. Dwell characteristics of the mechanism are investigated using algebraic methods. It is found that the problem relates closely to the velocity-fluctuation of the four-bar linkage. Both general and specific dwell criteria are derived. An efficient computer-aided procedure can be used for the analysis of motion characteristics and for the development of a design chart. Numerical examples illustrate both analytical as well as graphical synthesis procedures.

Copyright © 1982 by ASME
Topics: Gears
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