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Model: S27 Sector Straight-Line Cycloid Linkage of Reuleaux
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Straight-line Mechanisms
ID:
S27
Title (English):
Sector Straight-Line Cycloid Linkage of Reuleaux
Title (German):
Sektorengeradführung, Cykloide von Reuleaux
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [202,91]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [257,91,274]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
Keywords:
straight-line linkage, Reuleaux
Description:
Early steam engine designs of the 18th century used the unwrapping of a cable from a curved sector at the end of a lever arm to produce a straight-line motion of the piston. This version of such a mechanism was designed by Franz Reuleaux and was based on the mathematical cycloid curve that is generated when a circle rolls on a straight line. It is interesting that Reuleaux made a straight-line model based on his own invention as well as the fact that he produced models of 39 straight-line mechanisms in the Voigt collection even though his two major books did not explicitly treat such devices.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2004-07-00
Image Metadata
Title:
S27. Sector Straight-Line Cycloid Linkage of Reuleaux
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/S27.jpg
Size (w x h):
256 x 384

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