Y. Iwata, Hidenori Sato, T. Komatsuzaki
Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. C
Reciprocating motion/rotating motion converter which can easily operate a rotary electric generator has been developed for the purpose of utilizing vibratory energy efficiently. The converter has two pendulum type rotors which are connected each other with a spring and can rotate in a horizontal plane. The equations of motion are solved numerically to obtain parameters area of synchronous rotation to the reciprocating motion and the validity of the area is confirmed by the experiment. The proposed converter can convert the reciprocating motion to the rotating motion without making a stop due to a friction.