Kinematic Analysis of Universal Joint using Catia V5

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jibin jacobFollow

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2-year school


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Kinematic Analysis of Universal Joint using Catia V5

Conference Room B

A universal Joint also known as the Cardan joint, U-joint or universal coupling is a joint in a rigid rod that allows the rod to ‘bend’ in any direction, and is commonly used in shafts that transmit rotary motion. The purpose of this research is to study the kinematic analysis of universal joint’s revolute bearings and to design a compliant universal joint. The common design consist of two yokes, having a single bend angle, arranged with a pinion at right angles. Compliant version enables the joint with two bend angles, in two different planes. To achieve the compliance over the universal joint, kinematic analysis of common universal joint is conducted and the results are generalized. For a common U- joint, pinion- yoke revolute have angular motion specifically for every bend angles. It is an important aspect of these bearings that while in action they never go through complete cycles. In other words, each of these bearings revolves only within a range of angles with respect to its axis. This angular motion is well studied for different bend angle combination up to 30 degree in two different planes. Based on the results, revolutes’ angular motions are generalized, and evaluated.