RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanism Papers

Prevention of Impact in Bearings of Four-Bar Linkages

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O. Perera

C-E Lummus Co.

W. Seering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. 02139

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 105(3), 592-598 (Sep 01, 1983) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267401 History: Received June 18, 1982; Online November 19, 2009


The loss of pin contact in bearings of four bar-linkages, and the avoidance of impact within a bearing through prevention of contact loss are both investigated in this study. Conditions prevailing during contact loss are identified. A simple, inexpensive method for eliminating contact loss and subsequent impact is presented and evaluated.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
Topics: Linkages , Bearings
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