In nearly all commercially successful internal combustion engine applications, the slider crank mechanism is used to convert the reciprocating motion of the piston into rotary motion. The hypocycloid mechanism, wherein the crankshaft is replaced with a novel gearing arrangement, is a viable alternative to the slider crank mechanism. The geared hypocycloid mechanism allows for linear motion of the connecting rod and provides a method for perfect balance with any number of cylinders including single cylinder applications.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S.Tech, Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 132-133)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Mechanical engineering