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Franz Reuleaux: Contributions to 19th century kinematics and theory of machines

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Francis C Moon

Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850; fcm3@cornell.edu

Appl. Mech. Rev 56(2), 261-285 (Mar 04, 2003) (25 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1523427 History: Online March 04, 2003
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Figures

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Engraving of Franz Reuleaux (1829–1905)
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a) Rotary engine mechanism: Model No. I7, Voigt Catalog Cornell Reuleaux Collection b) Rolling hyperboloid friction wheel mechanism (Model in the Deutsches Museum, Munich)
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Locus of instant centers or centrodes of pure rolling, for a curved triangle PQR rotating in a square cavity ABCD. Here the motion is equivalent to the curved triangle 123 rolling on the curved rhombus 1234. Taken from Reuleaux, Kinematics of Machinery (1876), Fig. 113.
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Centrodes for pure rolling of a link constrained by a crossed double slider prismatic joint (From Burmester, 1888)
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Centrodes for pure rolling for links of a four bar mechanism (From Wilson, 1998, after Reuleaux, 1876)
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Reuleaux model of a “power escapement” (Model N24, Voigt Catalog, Cornell Reuleaux Collection)
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a) Universal joint (Hooke or Cardano) (Model No P1, Voigt Catalog, Cornell Reuleaux Collection) b) Spherical engine mechanism of Taylor and Davies, 1840 (Model No F6, Voigt Catalog, Cornell Reuleaux Collection)
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Two members of the slider crank family with the same kinematic chain symbol (Models No E2, C2, Voigt Catalog, Cornell Reuleaux Collection)
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Example of “higher” pairs. Sketch of motion of a “duangle” rotating in an equilateral triangle. From Kinematics of Machinery (1876), Figure 121b.
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Reuleaux “triangle” rotating in a square bearing (Cornell Collection; Model B2, Voigt Catalog, Cornell Reuleaux Collection)
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Peaucellier Straight Line Mechanism (Model S35, Voigt Catalog, Cornell Reuleaux Collection)
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Sketch of straight-line motion for a Peaucellier mechanism
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Chamber wheel train for a steam engine or pump (Model I4 Voigt Catalog, Cornell Reuleaux Collection)
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Drawing of a cylinder escapement by F Redtenbacher, from Bewegungs Mechanismen, 1866
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Cylinder escapement (Model X2, Voigt Catalog, Cornell Reuleaux Collection)
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Drawing from Franz Reuleaux’s sketch book, Archiv of the Deutsches Museum, Munich
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Equivalent kinematic linkage for a fish jaw, after F. Reuleaux, 1900 (Model in the Deutsches Museum by Thilo 1901)

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