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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by sachin.akp, Nov 5, 2009.

    1. sachin.akp

      sachin.akp New Member

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      Dear all,
      I am using a Rocker-Rocker arm mechanism system, for torque transmission.
      Link1& Link3 are plane 4mm thick, Link2 is a rod element. Now the question is, I can have a squre link, or a curved link will be another option, will link shape play a role in power transmission?
      I think, being a rocker-rocker type, advantage in one direction of rotation, will be a dis-advantage in another direction, because of Mass Moment of Inertia. But dont know that I am doing right or..??
      So, need your views.

      Thanks,
      Sachin Patil
       
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    3. mvalenti

      mvalenti Well-Known Member

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      Can you post an image of what you are asking?

      -Mark
       
    4. garnettools

      garnettools Member

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      As far as the effect on link working due the change in cross-section, there will be no change..
      Yes, moment of inertia will of course play roll but as asked earlier, a drawing can be the best explanation...
      ANKUR
       

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