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Title: Means and method of balancing multi-cylinder reciprocating machines

Abstract

A virtual balancing axis arrangement is described for multi-cylinder reciprocating piston machines for effectively balancing out imbalanced forces and minimizing residual imbalance moments acting on the crankshaft of such machines without requiring the use of additional parallel-arrayed balancing shafts or complex and expensive gear arrangements. The novel virtual balancing axis arrangement is capable of being designed into multi-cylinder reciprocating piston and crankshaft machines for substantially reducing vibrations induced during operation of such machines with only minimal number of additional component parts. Some of the required component parts may be available from parts already required for operation of auxiliary equipment, such as oil and water pumps used in certain types of reciprocating piston and crankshaft machine so that by appropriate location and dimensioning in accordance with the teachings of the invention, the virtual balancing axis arrangement can be built into the machine at little or no additional cost.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (North Troy, NY)
  2. (Schenectady, NY)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865620
Patent Number(s):
4545341
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporated (Latham, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN3-32
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
means; method; balancing; multi-cylinder; reciprocating; machines; virtual; axis; arrangement; described; piston; effectively; imbalanced; forces; minimizing; residual; imbalance; moments; acting; crankshaft; requiring; additional; parallel-arrayed; shafts; complex; expensive; gear; arrangements; novel; capable; designed; substantially; reducing; vibrations; induced; operation; minimal; component; required; available; auxiliary; equipment; oil; water; pumps; types; machine; appropriate; location; dimensioning; accordance; teachings; built; cost; auxiliary equipment; substantially reducing; axis arrangement; multi-cylinder reciprocating; reciprocating piston; additional component; reciprocating machine; reducing vibrations; gear arrangement; /123/74/

Citation Formats

Corey, John A., and Walsh, Michael M. Means and method of balancing multi-cylinder reciprocating machines. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Corey, John A., & Walsh, Michael M. Means and method of balancing multi-cylinder reciprocating machines. United States.
Corey, John A., and Walsh, Michael M. Tue . "Means and method of balancing multi-cylinder reciprocating machines". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865620.
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author = {Corey, John A. and Walsh, Michael M.},
abstractNote = {A virtual balancing axis arrangement is described for multi-cylinder reciprocating piston machines for effectively balancing out imbalanced forces and minimizing residual imbalance moments acting on the crankshaft of such machines without requiring the use of additional parallel-arrayed balancing shafts or complex and expensive gear arrangements. The novel virtual balancing axis arrangement is capable of being designed into multi-cylinder reciprocating piston and crankshaft machines for substantially reducing vibrations induced during operation of such machines with only minimal number of additional component parts. Some of the required component parts may be available from parts already required for operation of auxiliary equipment, such as oil and water pumps used in certain types of reciprocating piston and crankshaft machine so that by appropriate location and dimensioning in accordance with the teachings of the invention, the virtual balancing axis arrangement can be built into the machine at little or no additional cost.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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