Cobb, Eben C.
In order to further promote a deeper understanding of the design of mechanisms, we created a Quick Return Mechanism model that demonstrates how changing design parameters can alter the motion and time ratio of the device. Data from accelerometers on the mechanism were gathered and compared to the theoretical results from a mathematical model of the linkage. With this apparatus, a professor can easily demonstrate how a quick return mechanism functions on a theoretical and practical level to further students’ comprehension of the kinematics of the mechanism.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project