Research Article Open Access

Study of an Oscillating Sliding Mechanism

Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu1, Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh2 and Antonio Apicella3
  • 1 Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania
  • 2 North Carolina A and T State Univesity, United States
  • 3 Second University of Naples, Italy


A mechanism with an oscillating slider is a mechanism quite often used in the technique. It has some advantages over other similar mechanisms being able to work with accelerations and reduced forces under the same conditions with another similar mechanism. For example, an internal combustion engine could be built more efficiently with this mechanism, resulting in a motor that would successfully replace Otto's classic one. In the paper, the kinematics, forces and their distribution will be presented within such a mechanism.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 11 No. 2, 2018, 870-880


Submitted On: 6 May 2018 Published On: 26 May 2018

How to Cite: Tiberiu Petrescu, F. I., Abu-Lebdeh, T. M. & Apicella, A. (2018). Study of an Oscillating Sliding Mechanism. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11(2), 870-880.

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  • Sliding Mechanism
  • Robots
  • Manipulators
  • Automation
  • Engines
  • Mechanical Transmissions
  • Kinematics
  • Forces
  • Dynamics
  • Dynamic Kinematics
  • Dynamic Forces