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A Crankshaft in Motion

Friday, December 15th, 2017

    Last time, we learned that a crankshaft is an engineering device which converts the reciprocating linear motion of an engine’s back-and-forth moving piston into the rotary motion that powers externally attached machinery.   Its movement is shown here,

 A Crankshaft in Motion

A Crankshaft in Motion


    We’ll see how a crankshaft and piston’s motion benefits by the use of a flywheel next time.

opyright 2017 – Philip J. O’Keefe, PE

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