Long Iong Wu, Hong-Sen Yan

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A technique is proposed to investigate the kinematic bifurcation of slider-crank mechanisms at change points. This technique is based on: 1. modeling vector-loop equations, 2. implicit function theorems, and 3. reasonable considerations of dynamical effects. Applying this technique to slider-crank mechanisms yields the following results: 1. the kinematic analysis at change point is possible provided that the intial conditions are given, 2. the period of a change-point mechanism may be quite different from 2 pi while the driving crank can make a full revolution, 3. the kinematic bifurcation may occur at change points due to even infinitesimal deviations of link lengths, and 4. the so-called delta function is observed in kinematic analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalChung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsueh Pao/Journal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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