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Model: S39 Rhombus Straight-Line Linkage
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Straight-line Mechanisms
ID:
S39
Title (English):
Rhombus Straight-Line Linkage
Title (German):
Abgeleitete Geradführung durch Gelenkrhombus
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [202,90]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [202,90,295]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 straight-line model contains seven bar type links and one slider link counting the grounded link. Four of these links form a rhombus figure. There are also six revolute joints, three of which are double joints connecting three bodies instead of two bodies. Without the slider link this rhombus linkage would have two degrees of freedom but the slider link removes one producing an exact straight-line motion of the lower pin joint. This linkage is related to a class of mechanisms called inversors (See tutorial in straight-line mechanisms and the Peaucillier-Lipkin linkage , S-35). Mathematicians such as Chebyshev and Sylvester in the 19th century devoted a great deal of study to the class of straight-line mechanisms.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2004-07-00
Image Metadata
Title:
S39. Rhombus Straight-Line 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/S39.jpg
Size (w x h):
256 x 384

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