Cobb, Eben C.
The purpose of our project was to explore the characteristics of kinematic quick return devices, and characterize the major differences between quick return and other kinematic machines. These differences would allow us to develop a demonstration device which would be used to help future students understand how quick return machines function, and how to produce a specified motion with them. Our machine is a crank-shaper quick return mechanism designed to run at low speed, to highlight the differences between front and back strokes. Additionally, the device allows for easy changing of the time ratio.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Humanities and Arts
Major Qualifying Project
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