Dynamic Simulation of Crank-group Driving Mechanism with Clearance

Yansong Liu, Jujiang Cao


The crank-group driving mechanism includes a group of redundant constraints. This mechanism can move as a driving mechanism under ideal conditions, but it may be stuck because of the processing errors in practical applications. So, some clearances are reserved between the pin hole and the pin to ensure that the crank-group driving mechanism can achieve normal movement, but these clearances inevitably affect the dynamic performance of the output member. In this paper, the dynamic simulation model of the crank-group driving mechanism is established by NX/Motion Simulation which is based on the 3-D model of planar link mechanism. The comparative analysis is made about the dynamic characteristics of the mechanism which is influenced by different clearances, different angular velocity, different damping, and make a qualitative analysis how the clearances affects the dynamic performance of the output member. The simulation results also show that appropriately increasing the angular velocity, increasing stiffness and damping of the components can effectively inhibit the adverse influences of clearance on the dynamic characteristics of the mechanism.


clearance; crank-group driving mechanism; dynamic simulation

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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