Machines and Mechanisms

Author: David H. Myszka
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780132729734
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This up-to-date introduction to kinematic analysis ensures relevance by using actual machines and mechanisms throughout. MACHINES & MECHANISMS, 4/e provides the techniques necessary to study the motion of machines while emphasizing the application of kinematic theories to real-world problems. State-of-the-art techniques and tools are utilized, and analytical techniques are presented without complex mathematics. Reflecting instructor and student feedback, this Fourth Edition's extensive improvements include: a new section introducing special-purpose mechanisms; expanded descriptions of kinematic properties; clearer identification of vector quantities through standard boldface notation; new timing charts; analytical synthesis methods; and more. All end-of-chapter problems have been reviewed, and many new problems have been added.

Fundamentals of Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines and Mechanisms

Author: Oleg Vinogradov
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420042337
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The study of the kinematics and dynamics of machines lies at the very core of a mechanical engineering background. Although tremendous advances have been made in the computational and design tools now available, little has changed in the way the subject is presented, both in the classroom and in professional references. Fundamentals of Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines and Mechanisms brings the subject alive and current. The author's careful integration of Mathematica software gives readers a chance to perform symbolic analysis, to plot the results, and most importantly, to animate the motion. They get to "play" with the mechanism parameters and immediately see their effects. A CD-ROM packaged with the book contains Mathematica-based programs for suggested design projects. As useful as Mathematica is, however, a tool should not interfere with but enhance one's grasp of the concepts and the development of analytical skills. The author ensures this with his emphasis on the understanding and application of basic theoretical principles, unified approach to the analysis of planar mechanisms, and introduction to vibrations and rotordynamics.

A Brief Illustrated History of Machines and Mechanisms

Author: Emilio Bautista Paz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048125128
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Machines have always gone hand-in-hand with the cultural development of m- kind throughout time. A book on the history of machines is nothing more than a specific way of bringing light to human events as a whole in order to highlight some significant milestones in the progress of knowledge by a complementary persp- tive into a general historical overview. This book is the result of common efforts and interests by several scholars, teachers, and students on subjects that are connected with the theory of machines and mechanisms. In fact, in this book there is a certain teaching aim in addition to a general historical view that is more addressed to the achievements by “homo faber” than to those by “homo sapiens”, since the proposed history survey has been developed with an engineering approach. The brevity of the text added to the fact that the authors are probably not com- tent to tackle historical studies with the necessary rigor, means the content of the book is inevitably incomplete, but it nevertheless attempts to fulfil three basic aims: First, it is hoped that this book may provide a stimulus to promote interest in the study of technical history within a mechanical engineering context. Few are the co- tries where anything significant is done in this area, which means there is a general lack of knowledge of this common cultural heritage.

Kinematic Design of Machines and Mechanisms

Author: Homer D. Eckhardt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070189539
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The First Complete and Practical Guide to the Integration, Design, and Analysis of Machines and their Motions. Designed to improve the enigneer's intuitive approach to machine design, this highly practical guide offers a clear understanding of the principles of the geometry of motion and the real-world connections between kinematic phenomena and the behavior of actual machines. It provides all of the information and graphical tools and techniques you'll need to select, visualize, integrate, and analyze machines and mechanisms for a wide range of applications. Building logically from the simplest, most easily visualized mechanisms and motions to the more complex, Kinematic Design of Machines and Mechanisms features complete, well-illustrated coverage of: Crank-sliders and inverted crank-sliders; Pin-jointed and general four-bar linkages; Multihoop linkages; Gears and gear trains; Quick-return mechanisms; Cams. In addition, you'll find step-by-step procedures for designing mechanical systems to give prescribed motions--plus, proven methods for analyzing displacements, velocities, accelerations, force and torque relationships, and statically and dynamically balancing systems. This unique reference is a must-reading for every engineer and designer who wants to fully exploit today's powerful CAD software by minimizing the trail-and-error involved in searching for satisfactory machine design solutions.

Theory of Machines and Mechanisms

Author: JOHN J. UICKER (JR.)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780190658908
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Fifth Edition, is an ideal text for the complete study of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and static and dynamic forces required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, and geared systems. The authors present the background, notation, and nomenclature essential for students to understand the various independent technical approaches that exist in the field of mechanisms, kinematics, and dynamics. The fifth edition features streamlined coverage and substantially revised worked examples. This latest edition also includes a greater number of problems, suitable for in-class discussion or homework, at the end of each chapter. FEATURES * Offers balanced coverage of all topics by both graphic and analytic methods * Covers all major analytic approaches * Provides high-accuracy graphical solutions to exercises, by use of CAD software * Includes the method of kinematic coefficients and also integrates the coverage of linkages, cams, and geared systems * An Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) offers an Instructor's Solutions Manual, solutions to 100 of the problems from the text using MatLab, and PowerPoint lecture slides * A Companion Website includes more than 100 animations of key figures from the text

International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms

Author: Hong-Sen Yan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140209485X
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The International Symposium on the History of Machines and Mechanisms is the main activity of the Permanent Commission (PC) for the History of Mechanism and Machine Science (HMM) of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM). The first symposium, HMM2000, was initiated by Dr. Marco Ceccarelli and was held at the University of Cassino (Cassino, Italy) on May 11–13, 2000. The second symposium, HMM2004, was chaired by Dr. Marco Ceccarelli and held at the same venue on May 12–15, 2004. The third symposium, HMM2008, was chaired by Dr. Hong-Sen Yan and held at the National Cheng Kung University (Tainan, Taiwan) on November 11–14, 2008. The mission of IFToMM is to promote research and development in the field of machines and mechanisms by theoretical and experimental methods, along with their practical applications. The aim of HMM2008 is to establish an international forum for presenting and discussing historical developments in the field of Mechanism and Machine Science (MMS). The subject area covers all aspects of the development of HMM, such as machine, mechanism, kinematics, design method, etc., that are related to people, events, objects, anything that assisted in the development of the HMM, and presented in the forms of reasoning and ar- ments, demonstration and identification, and description and evaluation.

Explorations in the History of Machines and Mechanisms

Author: Teun Koetsier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400741324
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book contains the proceedings of HMM2012, the 4th International Symposium on Historical Developments in the field of Mechanism and Machine Science (MMS). These proceedings cover recent research concerning all aspects of the development of MMS from antiquity until the present and its historiography: machines, mechanisms, kinematics, dynamics, concepts and theories, design methods, collections of methods, collections of models, institutions and biographies.