Position Analysis of a crank-slider mechanism

Michael Lavagnino, Michigan State University, Mechanical Engineering
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Utilize MATLAB to solve the position, velocity, acceleration, and dynamic analysis of a 4-bar mechanism or slider-crank.

Learning Goals

How their design can meet potential requirements of position, velocity, acceleration, and associated forces. Part of a larger design project.

Context for Use

Senior Mechanical Engineering Students, 70 students, University
Class Project, 1 week for each Position, velocity, acceleration, 2 weeks for dynamic analysis.
Basic skills and for loops. An understanding of how the equations were developed.

Description and Teaching Materials

Just providing the position analysis.
Position Analysis for 4-bar mechanisms (Acrobat (PDF) 688kB Sep17 21)

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