Geometric design of slider-crank mechanisms for desirable slider positions and velocities

AKÇALI İ. D. , Arioglu M. A.

FORSCHUNG IM INGENIEURWESEN-ENGINEERING RESEARCH, cilt.75, ss.61-71, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 75 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10010-011-0134-7
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.61-71


In problems requiring uniform cutting speeds uniform flow rates etc. slider-crank mechanisms provide economical solutions. Thus, the problem of designing slider-crank mechanisms for desirable slider positions and velocities is handled within a geometric framework in this paper. Here, the rotation of the crank has been related to the translation of the slider through a linear function. A unified methodology comprising the so-called Subdomain, Galerkin methods together with the classical collocation method is implemented to find the values of the parameters involved. The effectiveness of the methodology has been demonstrated on numerical examples. Since more than one solution results from the solution process, it is always possible to form multi-loop mechanisms. Moreover, designs with low velocity errors in the forward stroke exhibit similar feature in the backward stroke too.