Mechanism Design: Visual and Programmable Approaches

Mechanism Design: Visual and Programmable Approaches

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Overview

In the field of mechanism design, kinematic synthesis is a creative means to produce mechanism solutions. Combined with the emergence of powerful personal computers, mathematical analysis software and the development of quantitative methods for kinematic synthesis, there is an endless variety of possible mechanism solutions that users are free to explore, realize, and evaluate for any given problem in an efficient and practical manner.

Mechanism Design: Visual and Programmable Approaches provides a broad introduction to kinematic synthesis, presenting and applying motion, path, and function generation methodologies for some of the most basic planar and spatial single and multi-loop linkage systems. This work provides numerous in-chapter synthesis examples and end-of-chapter synthesis problems. Users can also invent their own specialized synthesis problems according to their particular interests.

The commercial mathematical software package MATLAB® and its mechanical system modeling and simulation module SimMechanics® are thoroughly integrated in this textbook for mechanism synthesis and analysis. The reader is therefore enabled to readily apply the design approaches presented in this textbook to synthesize mechanism systems and visualize their results. With this knowledge of both kinematic synthesis theory and computer-based application, readers will be well-equipped to invent novel mechanical system designs for a wide range of applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466570177
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Series: David Fulton / Nasen Series
Pages: 369
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Kinematics
Kinematics
Kinematic Chains and Mechanisms
Mobility

Mobility of Mechanisms
Planar Mechanism Types
Links, Joints, and Mechanism Mobility
Number Synthesis
Grashof’s Criteria and Transmission Angle

Kinematics of Planar Mechanisms
Kinematic Analysis of Planar Mechanisms
Four-Bar Mechanism Analysis

Slider-Crank Mechanism Analysis
Multiloop Mechanism Analysis
Kinematics of Mechanism Locations of Interest
Solution Method for Vector Loop Kinematic Equations
Planar Kinematic Modeling in MATLAB® and SimMechanics®

Kinematic Synthesis and Planar Four-Bar Motion Generation
Introduction to Kinematic Synthesis
Branch and Order Defects
Motion Generation: Three, Four, and Five Precision Positions
Branch and Order Defect Elimination: Three, Four, and Five Precision Positions

Planar Four-Bar and Multiloop Path and Motion Generation
Path Generation versus Motion Generation
Coupler Curves and Dwell Motion
Approximate Four-Bar Path and Motion Generation
Alternate Four-Bar Kinematic Equations
Alternate Approximate Four-Bar Motion and Path Generation Equations
Constructing Cognates
Analytical and Approximate Multiloop Path and Motion Generation

Planar Four-Bar Function Generation
Introduction to Function Generation
Function Generation: Three, Four, and Five Precision Points
Approximate Function Generation
Velocity and Acceleration Constraints for Function Generation
Function Generation with Finite and Multiply Separated Positions
Approximate Function Generation with Finite and Multiply Separated Positions

Spatial Mechanism Kinematics and Synthesis
Introduction to Spatial Four-Bar Mechanisms
RRSS and 4R Spherical Mechanism Analysis
RSSR and 4R Spherical Mechanism Analysis
Approximate RRSS and 4R Spherical Motion and Path Generation
Approximate RSSR and 4R Spherical Function Generation
RSSR–SS Mechanism Analysis
R–S Dyad and Approximate RSSR–SS Motion Generation
Spatial Kinematic Modeling in MATLAB® and SimMechanics®

Adjustable Planar and Spherical Four-Bar Mechanism Synthesis
Introduction to Adjustable Mechanism Synthesis
Approximate Adjustable Planar Four-Bar Motion Generation
Approximate Adjustable Planar Four-Bar Motion and Path Generation: Alternate Equations
Approximate Adjustable Planar Four-Bar Function Generation
Approximate Adjustable 4R Spherical Motion Generation
Approximate Adjustable 4R Spherical Motion and Path Generation: Alternate Equations

Appendices: User Instructions for MATLAB® and SimMechanics® Files
Analytical Planar Four-Bar Four-Position Synthesis and Five-Position Synthesis in MATLAB®
Approximate Planar Four-Bar and Multi-Loop Motion and Path Generation in MATLAB®
Approximate Planar Four-Bar Function Generation in MATLAB®
Approximate Planar Four-Bar Function Generation with Finite and Multiply-Separated Positions MATLAB®
Approximate Four-Bar Spatial, Spherical and Multi-Loop Motion, Path and Function Generation in MATLAB®
Approximate Adjustable Four-Bar Planar and Spherical Motion, Path and Function Generation in MATLAB® Planar, Spatial and Multi-Loop Mechanism Kinematic Modeling and Simulation in SimMechanics®

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