RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanism Papers

An Improved Alternative to the Three-Dimensional, Swash Plate Mechanism

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T. E. Shoup, D. Chi

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 77843

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 105(3), 468-470 (Sep 01, 1983) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267383 History: Received May 17, 1982; Online November 19, 2009


This paper presents a theoretical analysis and a design technique for the use of a special type of adjustable spatial slider crank mechanism to replace the swash plate device commonly used as a variable displacement pump or compressor. This paper is an extension of a previous research effort utilizing the RSSP mechanism [7] and considers the influence of geometric proportions of a device on stroke size, velocity fluctuation, and force transmission effectiveness. The device is shown to have significant kinematic advantages over the traditional form of the swash plate mechanism. Design curves are presented and an example application is provided.

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