Trace Curves Produced by Crank-Slider Mechanism

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This Demonstration displays the trace curves of the crank-slider mechanism. The trace points are defined on the connecting rod. As the crank link rotates, the trace points draw a series of nice closed curves.

Contributed by: Gábor Erdös (November 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



The crank-slider mechanism was defined with the LinkageDesigner add-on package. The transformation matrices and the values of the joint variables were extracted from the LinkageData of the mechanism. For more information,

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