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Scott Russell linkage

Index Scott Russell linkage

A Scott Russell linkage (for John Scott Russell (1808–1882), although already patented in 1803 by watchmaker William Freemantle) gives a theoretically linear motion by using a linkage form with three portions of the links all equal, and a rolling or sliding connection. [1]

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Front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive (FWD) is a form of engine and transmission layout used in motor vehicles, where the engine drives the front wheels only.

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John Scott Russell

John Scott Russell FRSE FRS (9 May 1808, Parkhead, Glasgow – 8 June 1882, Ventnor, Isle of Wight) was a Scottish civil engineer, naval architect and shipbuilder who built the Great Eastern in collaboration with Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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Panhard rod

A Panhard rod (also called Panhard bar, track bar, or track rod) is a suspension link that provides lateral location of the axle.

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Watt's linkage

Watt's linkage (also known as the parallel linkage) is a type of mechanical linkage invented by James Watt (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) in which the central moving point of the linkage is constrained to travel on an approximation to a straight line.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Russell_linkage

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