Presentation of a Mechanism with a Maltese Cross (Geneva Driver)
- 1 Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania
- 2 North Carolina A and T State Univesity, United States
- 3 Second University of Naples, Italy
Copyright: © 2020 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.
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.
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- Maltese Cross
- Geneva Driver
- Mechanical Transmissions
- Dynamic Kinematics
- Dynamic Forces