Three-Dimensional Balancing of the Stiller-Smith Mechanism for Application to an Eight Cylinder I.C. Engine 871917
The Stiller-Smith Mechanism employs a double cross-slider to convert linear reciprocating motion into rotational motion. It has previously been shown that a four-cylinder configuration utilizing this motion conversion device can be balanced in two dimensions. The inherent planar nature of this mechanism makes it possible to produce a compact, eight cylinder configuration for use as an internal combustion engine which is balanced in three dimensions. This paper develops and presents the necessary requirements for such a balanced engine. Relative merits of various configurations are discussed and analytical results of different balancing schemes are presented.
Citation: McKisic, A., Smith, J., Craven, R., and Prucz, J., "Three-Dimensional Balancing of the Stiller-Smith Mechanism for Application to an Eight Cylinder I.C. Engine," SAE Technical Paper 871917, 1987, https://doi.org/10.4271/871917. Download Citation
A.D. McKisic, James E. Smith, Robert Craven, Jacky Prucz