American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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

Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu, Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh and Antonio Apicella

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2018.891.900

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 2

Pages 891-900

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.

Copyright

© 2018 Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu, Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh and Antonio Apicella. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.