Analytical Elements of Mechanisms: ANALYTICAL ELEMENTS OF MECHANI by Dan B. MarghituAnalytical Elements of Mechanisms: ANALYTICAL ELEMENTS OF MECHANI by Dan B. Marghitu

Analytical Elements of Mechanisms: ANALYTICAL ELEMENTS OF MECHANI

byDan B. Marghitu, Malcolm J. Crocker

Paperback | November 24, 2005

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A knowledge of the kinematic and dynamic properties of mechanisms is essential for their design and control. This volume describes methods and algorithms for the analysis of kinematic systems. Beginning with basic concepts, the authors then discuss a variety of problem-solving approaches and computational techniques. A distinctive feature of their work is its focus on the contour equation as a powerful, computationally efficient tool that will help the reader to design complex spatial mechanisms. The chapters include helpful examples and problems. This handy text will be useful for advanced undergraduate or graduate students, researchers, and practicing engineers working in robotics, vehicle dynamics, mechatronics, and machine design.
Title:Analytical Elements of Mechanisms: ANALYTICAL ELEMENTS OF MECHANIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:November 24, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521023289

ISBN - 13:9780521023283


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.

Editorial Reviews

"...a tour-de-force of mathematical derivation for the properties and motions of mechanisms... An excellent reference book for graduate students and researchers in the area of mechanisms." Applied Mechanics Reviews