Dynamic modeling and experimental verification of a flexible-follower quick-return mechanism

dc.creatorKing, Steven A.
dc.date.available2011-02-18T21:23:14Z
dc.date.issued1999-05
dc.degree.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, the dynamics of flexible multibody systems is studied. In particular, a mathematical model of a flexible-follower quick-return mechanism is generated and verified experimentally. This mechanism is of special interest as the closed-loop constraint manifests itself as a time varying load in the domain of the flexible member. The motivation for modeling this type of system is the current trend in the design of industrial equipment toward lighter weight, more slender mechanism components used in order to achieve higher productivity and lower operating cost. As a result, the usual rigid body assumptions made in the dynamic analysis of these systems are no longer valid. Flexibility of the machine elements must be considered in order to produce useful system models. System equations of motion are generated using a hybrid parameter multiplebody system modeling technique. The methodology allows rigorous formulations of the complete nonlinear, hybrid diflferential equations with boundary conditions, no Lagrange multipliers are needed. To verify the model, an experimental mechanism was constructed and data was collected for several test runs with variations of the system parameters.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/16080en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectMachineryen_US
dc.subjectFlexible structuresen_US
dc.subjectDynamicsen_US
dc.titleDynamic modeling and experimental verification of a flexible-follower quick-return mechanism
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.S.M.E.

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