Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Faculty Advisor

Hoffman, Allen H.

Abstract

The slider-crank mechanism is a particular four-bar linkage configuration that exhibits both linear and rotational motion simultaneously. The position, velocity, acceleration and shaking forces generated by a slider-crank mechanism during operation can be determined analytically. The following report details the successful design, fabrication and testing of a pneumatically powered slider-crank mechanism for the purpose of classroom demonstration and experimentation. Transducers mounted to the mechanism record kinematic and dynamic force data during operation, which can then be compared to analytical values. The mechanism is capable of operating in balanced and unbalanced configurations so that the magnitude of shaking forces can be compared.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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