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Balancing marine engines and the vibration of vessels
The Engineer
Description of Work
Letter to the Editor by J. Batey
vol. 73, 29 April 1892, p. 371

Accession No.241


The author speculated as to the effect of making each crank cheek into a disc provided with a heavy rim - the said discs could be as large as the crank pits permitted. The centre of gravity would then be outside the circle described by the crank pin, thereby creating a centrifugal force greater in magnitude than the effort of the connecting-rod when its centre of gravity moved through its appointed path in one revolution.