Kinematics and Load Formulation of Engine Crank MechanismJournal: Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering Journal (Vol.1, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2015-10-30
Authors : Hailemariam Nigus;
Page : 1-10
Keywords : kinematics; cranks mechanism;
This paper presents the kinematics formulation of an internal combustion engine crank mechanism. The kinematics formulation of the crank mechanism is done using vector loop method and cosine rule are applied to describe the position of the piston. Following the velocity of piston and connecting rod is performed by differentiating the position in terms of the crank angle and connecting rod angle respectively. The acceleration equation with brief form is derived from the velocity in the same principle. Based on the kinematics, the equations of motion of crank mechanism components are formulated for each moving link and platform then, all motion parameters of each component about its crank angle are readily derived. Furthermore the 2D model is provided by using 2D Auto CAD software in order to visualize the system and mathematical algorithm solved by using software MATLAB. The forces acting on the crank mechanism and the torque applied are also formulated based on the angles of the crank and connecting rod.
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