Hypocyclic mechanisms are the basic building blocks in the design of many widely used mechanical systems such as gear differentials, computing devices and other useful instruments. This paper presents a unique variation to the conventional hypocyclic system configuration in that the rotating elements are spring constrained instead of rigid arm constrained. A mathematical model was develop to simulate the operational characteristics of the mechanism. The model was coded in Fortran IV computer language and a simulation survey was conducted for a set of geometrical and system constraints. The results of this survey indicate that the mathematical model could be a useful tool in the parametric study and possible design and application of a spring constrained hypocyclic roller mechanism.
Wall, Donald B.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Bomstad, Wayne R., "Simulation of a Spring Constrained Hypocyclic Roller Mechanism" (1975). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 139.