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Model: C01 Four-bar Linkage
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Simple Kinematic Chains
ID:
C01
Title (English):
Four-bar Linkage
Title (German):
Cylindrisches Kurbelviereck
Creator:
Franz Reuleaux
Date Created:
1882-00-00
Manufacturer:
Gustav Voigt Werkstatt
Size:
Base: Width x Depth [201,88]mm; Overall: W x D x Height [254-319,135,183-239]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:
The four-bar mechanism is the quintessential example of what Reuleaux called a kinematic chain. In this planar mechanism, four links are constrained by four cylindrical joints. When one link is fixed or grounded, the motion of a second link determines the motion of the third and fourth links. In this model the linkage is demountable from the pedestal so that the instructor can fix different links thereby obtaining four inversions. These inversions can be realized with the help of the model pedestal H1.(See Fig. 21, Reuleaux's Kinematics of Machinery.) For example in one inversion a rotary motion of the crank link produces an oscillatory motion in the driven link (Fig. 11), while in another inversion a rotary motion of the crank produces a rotary motion of the opposite link, sometimes called a drag link coupling (Fig. 24).
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2003-05-29
Image Metadata
Title:
C01. 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/C01.jpg
Size (w x h):
384 x 257

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