MECHANIZATION IN AGRICULTURE
Kinematic analysis of the slider-crank mechanism of an internal combustion (IC) engine using modern software
The subject of research in this paper is the kinematic analysis of the slider-crank mechanism of an internal combustion (IC) engine. The piston, connecting rod and crankshaft are the most important moving parts of an IC engine. The performance of IC engines largely depends on the design of the mentioned parts. Special attention should be paid to the kinematic analysis of the slider-crank mechanism, when constructing IC engines. Properly performed kinematic analysis is a prerequisite for the design of an efficient IC engine. Today, there are many software packages that make it much easier for engineers to perform fast and efficient kinematic analysis of machine assemblies. This paper presents the use of kinematic analysis software on the example of a slider-crank mechanism, an IC engine.