The slider-crank mechanism is popularly used in internal combustion engines to convert the reciprocating motion of the piston into a rotary motion. This research discusses an alternate mechanism proposed by the Wiseman Technology Inc. which involves replacing the crankshaft with a hypocycloid gear assembly. The unique hypocycloid gear arrangement allows the piston and the connecting rod to move in a straight line, creating a perfect sinusoidal motion. To analyze the performance advantages of the Wiseman mechanism, engine simulation software was used.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S.Tech, Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 84-86)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Mechanical engineering