Experimental Analysis of the Kinematics of Motion of Floating Elements in Rotor Mechanisms


The kinematics of the motion of floating elements (ring) of rotor mechanisms under steady state rotation modes is examined experimentally. The ring is placed with a gap with respect to the drive cylindrical link and touches it without losing contact. It is shown that the ring motion is a direct asynchronous precession and its points circumscribe epitrochoids, if the driving motion is “lunar.”

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This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 18-08-00-171a.

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Translated by Yu. Zikeeva

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Banakh, L.Y., Tyves, L.I. Experimental Analysis of the Kinematics of Motion of Floating Elements in Rotor Mechanisms. J. Mach. Manuf. Reliab. 49, 184–188 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3103/S1052618820030048

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  • rotor
  • mechanism
  • floating rung
  • contact
  • ring precession
  • trajectories.