RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

Kinematic Synthesis of Spherical Two-Gear Drives With Prescribed Entire-Motion Characteristics: Unlimited Crank Rotations and Optimum Transmission. Part 2: Applications

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T. W. Lee

Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794

E. Akbil

Mechanical Engineering Department, Higher Technical Institute, Mersin-10, Turkey

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 108(1), 53-59 (Mar 01, 1986) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3260784 History: Received July 16, 1984; Online November 19, 2009


The theory developed in Part 1 [1] as well as in a companion paper [2] has been applied to the kinematic synthesis of a special class of spherical two-gear drives, including the Rotary Step Mechanism, with prescribed entire-motion characteristics. Insight into the behavior of such mechanisms can be interpreted through the results of an analytical investigation of mechanism characteristics. A useful design procedure, a design table, and a set of design guidelines are presented. Examples are given to illustrate both the analytical synthesis and the computer-aided analysis procedures.

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