connecting rod

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con·nect·ing rod

A rod that transmits motion or power from one moving part to another, especially the rod connecting the crankshaft of a motor vehicle to a piston. Also called pitman.
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connecting rod

1. (Mechanical Engineering) a rod or bar for transmitting motion, esp one that connects a rotating part to a reciprocating part
2. (Automotive Engineering) such a rod that connects the piston to the crankshaft in an internal-combustion engine or reciprocating pump. See also big end, little end
3. (Automotive Engineering) a similar rod that connects the crosshead of a steam engine to the crank
Often shortened to: con rod
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connec′ting rod`

a rod or link for transmitting motion and force between a rotating and a reciprocating part, as between a piston and a crankshaft.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.connecting rod - a rod that transmits motion (especially one that connects a rotating wheel to a reciprocating shaft)connecting rod - a rod that transmits motion (especially one that connects a rotating wheel to a reciprocating shaft)
piston rod - connecting rod that moves or is moved by a piston
rod - a long thin implement made of metal or wood
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1 cylinder's piston was internally damaged and its connecting rod exhibited restricted rotation about the crankshaft.
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Therefore, one should calculate the kinetic energy of all links of the mechanism in function of their masses and only the potential gravitational energy of the connecting rod, which is the unique link that generates vertical motion.
An engine connecting rod is dynamic component of engine therefore considered as a key component in terms of the structural durability and efficiency of an engine.
The LV-45 series is available with optional mounting flanges, rod eye ends, connector or cable terminations, and a captive connecting rod assembly that cannot break loose.
This system is capable of handling 77 connecting rod variants and operators, and can gauge a part in 55 seconds; the system provides go/no go assessment as well as all of the measured component dimensions.
In order to make the suggested comparisons in similar conditions, there have been considered zero the initial conditions in the resting bar case as in the case of rod from the connecting rod mechanism, it was necessary to suppose the simple supported bar as being subdued to slight perturbations having a constant force form f=0,125[N].

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