RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Stability of Motion of Elastic Planar Linkages With Application to Slider Crank Mechanism

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I. G. Tadjbakhsh

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

J. Mech. Des 104(4), 698-703 (Oct 01, 1982) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3256411 History: Received March 20, 1981; Online November 17, 2009


The problem of stability of motion of elastic planar linkages is considered in the context of the classical Euler-Bernoulli equations of motion. The case of slider-crank mechanism is considered in detail and the critical values of the dimensionless parameters measuring slenderness, speed, and length ratio which may cause instability are determined. The start-up and the steady-state solution of the mechanism without viscous damping and the effects of flexibility on piston force and efficiency is evaluated.

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