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Model: C03 Spherical Four-bar Linkage.
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Simple Kinematic Chains
ID:
C03
Title (English):
Spherical Four-bar Linkage.
Title (German):
Konisches Kurbelviereck
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [200,88]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [276-317,122,206-270]mm
Medium:
cast iron and brass on wood pedestal
Rights:
For educational use only. All rights reserved by the contributor(s) and publisher(s).
Audience:
General public
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Description:
This is a nonplanar mechanism. Imagine the four bar linkage on the surface of a sphere with all the rotary axes intersecting at the center of the sphere. In this model, (similar to C1), the linkage can be demounted and each of the four links can be fixed using the pedestal H2. In this way Reuleaux wanted the instructor to demonstrate four inversions of the linkage. The making of the four circular shaped links is a remarkable feat of 19th century machining. Reuleaux called this linkage a 'conic quadric crank chain'. He describes in his book Kinematics of Machinery, 24 variations of conic crank chains.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2001-00-00
Image Metadata
Title:
C03. Spherical Four-bar Linkage.
Rights:
Jon Reis/www.jonreis.com. Jon Reis Photography grants Cornell University Libraries, and the Cornell College of Engineering the rights to display copyrighted images of the Reuleaux Collection of Kinematic Mechanisms on the Cornell University and National Science Digital Library web sites and for unlimited use in Cornell University Library publications for education purposes only. Rights for all other uses such as editorial, advertising, web use and display by third parties not affiliated with Cornell University are reserved by the photographer.
Descr:
Date Created:
2005-01-19 11:02:16
URL:
http://kmoddl.library.cornell.edu/stillImages/small/C03.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 257

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