Geneva Mechanism Geometric Resolution

Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2021     |     PP. 18-24      |     PDF (644 K)    |     Pub. Date: March 8, 2021
DOI: 10.54647/mathematics11243    179 Downloads     3306 Views  


Eduardo Martinez Escobedo, Universidad de Monterrey / Universitat Politècnica de València

Geneva mechanisms have been used to obtain an output intermittent circular motion by the means of a continuous circular motion. It offers the option of having a rest time with between motions in the output link. This paper is intended to provide the geometric resolution of this mechanisms via number of steps and diameter of output link. The approach is theorical and does not include tolerances for pins, grooves or locking wheels.

geneva, mechanism, geokmetric, resolution

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Eduardo Martinez Escobedo, Geneva Mechanism Geometric Resolution , SCIREA Journal of Mathematics. Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2021 | PP. 18-24. 10.54647/mathematics11243


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