Presentation of a Mechanism with a Maltese Cross (Geneva Driver)

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 891-900; DOI: 10.3844/ajeassp.2018.891.900

10 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2018

See all articles by Florian Ion Petrescu

Florian Ion Petrescu

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM

Taher Abu-Lebdeh

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Antonio Apicella

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

Date Written: July 6, 2018

Abstract

The paper presents briefly a mechanism with a cross of Malta. The mechanisms with a Maltese cross (Geneva driver) are present in automation, robotics, mechanical transmissions, continuous variable transmissions, old clocks, especially when it comes to transmitting forces and high moments, being used instead of or with the gears. The geometry of the mechanism consisting of two elements, the kinematics and the forces appearing in this mechanism with a fourth-class upper coupler, are studied very briefly. By studying the forces that appear within the mechanism couple, a dynamic study is also carried out.

Suggested Citation

Petrescu, Florian Ion and Abu-Lebdeh, Taher and Apicella, Antonio, Presentation of a Mechanism with a Maltese Cross (Geneva Driver) (July 6, 2018). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 891-900; DOI: 10.3844/ajeassp.2018.891.900 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3209359

Florian Ion Petrescu (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Bucharest - ARoTMM-IFToMM ( email )

Romania

Taher Abu-Lebdeh

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University ( email )

1601 E. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27411
United States

Antonio Apicella

Advanced Material Lab - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design ( email )

81031 Aversa (CE)
Italy

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