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Kinematic Analysis of Slider-Cranks Derived from the \(\lambda \)-Mechanism

  • Erika Ottaviano
  • Pierluigi Rea
  • Marco Conte
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 15)

Abstract

In this paper a kinematic analysis is presented for slider-cranks derived from the \(\lambda \)-mechanism. In particular, for this linkage the coupler curves traced by a reference point are Berard curves. By properly choosing the design parameters of the mechanism the coupler curves are represented by quartics, which have been identified and classified.

Keywords

Kinematics Slider-crank Coupler curve Singularities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Cassino and Southern LazioCassinoItaly

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