The main idea of this paper is to compare two different ways of linking a flywheel to a piston: the Scotch Yoke linkage and the Eccentric linkage. The Scotch Yoke linkage is a way to convert the linear motion of a piston into rotational motion by using a flywheel, or vice versa. The Eccentric mechanism, on the other hand, consists of a circular wheel that is fixed to a rotating axle that makes it rotate. We compare two methods by expressing both motions as functions of three variables (R, L and θ) and use these functions to illustrate the ways of linking a flywheel to a piston. Also we determine the angles θ for which the piston velocity v is at its maximum.
"Comparing Two Flywheel-Piston Linkages,"
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
1, Article 4.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/2326-36188.8.131.5297 Available at: https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol9/iss1/4
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Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
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