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Model: S17 Inversion of Hypocycloid Gear Train Ellipse and Straight-line Mechanism
(Voigt/Reuleaux)
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Model Metadata
Taxonomy:
Voigt
Group:
Straight-line Mechanisms
ID:
S17
Title (English):
Inversion of Hypocycloid Gear Train Ellipse and Straight-line Mechanism
Title (German):
Umgekehrter Hypocykloidenlenker
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 [202,124,355]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 an inversion of the hypocycloid mechanism of Model S-16. These two mechanisms are from a class of gear trains called 'planetary gear pairs' in which a usually smaller 'planet' gear rotates around a larger 'sun' gear. (See models in Series G.) In both models however the planet gear rotates on the inside surface of a ring gear. In Model S-16 however, the ring gear is fixed. In Model S-17 the smaller planet gear rotates with a crank and the ring gear moves up and down in the vertical direction producing an exact straight-line motion. The term 'hypocycloid' refers to the curves that are generated by points on the perimeter of the planet gear when it rotates on the inside of a ring gear.
Descr Author:
Francis Moon
Descr Date:
2003-07-01
Image Metadata
Title:
S17. Inversion of Hypocycloid Gear Train Ellipse and Straight-line Mechanism
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/S17.jpg
Size (w x h):
254 x 384

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