Mechanics of Machines by William CleghornMechanics of Machines by William Cleghorn

Mechanics of Machines

byWilliam Cleghorn, Nikolai Dechev

Hardcover | August 19, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 900 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Mechanics of Machines is designed for undergraduate courses in kinematics and dynamics of machines. It covers the basic concepts of gears, gear trains, the mechanics of rigid bodies, and graphical and analytical kinematic analyses of planar mechanisms. In addition, the text describes aprocedure for designing disc cam mechanisms, discusses graphical and analytical force analyses and balancing of planar mechanisms, and illustrates common methods for the synthesis of mechanisms. Each chapter concludes with a selection of problems of varying length and difficulty. SI Units and USCustomary Units are employed. An appendix presents twenty-six design projects based on practical, real-world engineering situations. These may be ideally solved using Working Model software.
William L. Cleghorn is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Nikolai Dechev is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria.
Title:Mechanics of MachinesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195384083

ISBN - 13:9780195384086


Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Mechanics of Rigid Bodies and Planar Mechanisms3. Graphical Kinematic Analysis of Planar Mechanisms4. Analytical Kinematic Analysis of Planar Mechanisms5. Gears6. Gear Trains7. Cams8. Graphical Force Analysis of Planar Mechanisms9. Analytical Force Analysis and Balancing of Planar Mechanisms10. Flywheels11. Synthesis of Mechanisms12. Design Process for Mechanisms and Machines13. Design Case Studies for Mechanisms and MachinesAppendix A: Supplemental Design Projects Using Working Model 2DAppendix B: Scalars and VectorsAppendix C: Mechanics: Statics and DynamicsAnswers to Selected Problems