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Analytical Elements of Mechanisms

Analytical Elements of Mechanisms


  • Date Published: August 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521623834

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  • Mechanisms are fundamental components of machines. They are used to transmit forces and moments and to manipulate objects in industrial machinery, robots, automobiles, aircraft, mechatronics devices and biomechanical systems. A knowledge of the kinematic and dynamic properties of mechanisms is essential for their design and control. This book describes methods and algorithms for the analysis of kinematic systems. Beginning with basic concepts, the book then discusses a variety of problem-solving approaches and computational techniques. Its distinctive feature is its focus on the contour equation as a powerful, computationally efficient tool that will help the reader to design complex spatial mechanisms. This handy text will be useful for senior or graduate students, researchers and practising engineers working in robotics, vehicle dynamics, mechatronics and machine design.

    • Concise text made easily accessible with a wealth of examples
    • Covers industrially important topics of robotics and mechatronics
    • Places unique emphasis on contour methods of analysis
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    '… an excellent reference book for graduate students and researchers in the area of mechanisms.' Applied Mechanical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521623834
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 110 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Position analysis
    3. Velocity and acceleration
    4. Contour equations
    5. Dynamic force analysis
    6. Mechanisms with gears
    7. Open kinematic chains
    8. Kinematic chains with continuous elastic links
    9. Problems
    10. Appendices.

  • Authors

    Dan B. Marghitu, Auburn University, Alabama

    Malcolm J. Crocker, Auburn University, Alabama

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