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Critical Evaluation and Optimization of a Hypocycloid Wiseman Engine

Abstract In nearly all commercially successful internal combustion engine applications, the slider crank mechanism is used to convert the reciprocating motion of the piston into rotary motion. The hypocycloid mechanism, wherein the crankshaft is replaced with a novel gearing arrangement, is a viable alternative to the slider crank mechanism. The geared hypocycloid mechanism allows for linear motion of the connecting rod and provides a method for perfect balance with any number of cylinders including single cylinder applications. A variety of hypocycloid engine designs and research efforts have been undertaken and produced successful running prototypes. Wiseman Technologies, Inc provided one of these prototypes to this research effort. This two-cycle... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Conner, Thomas (Author) / Redkar, Sangram (Advisor) / Rogers, Bradley (Committee member) / Georgeou, Trian (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Balance / Cardan / Engine / Hypocycloid / Sinusoidal / Wiseman
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 154 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.Tech Mechanical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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