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Mechanisms and Machines: Kinematics, Dynamics, and Synthesis

Mechanisms and Machines: Kinematics, Dynamics, and Synthesis

by Michael M. Stanisic
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Examine today's mechanisms, machines, and the motion they produce with Stanisic's MECHANISMS AND MACHINES: KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS, AND SYNTHESIS, 2nd Edition. The author introduces the synthesis and analysis of planar mechanisms and machines using the Vector Loop Method, which is well suited to computer programming. The book teaches synthesis first, before delving into analysis, to ensure you understand the mathematics behind mechanism design. The author also uses a systematic procedure to summarize many analyses. In addition, an abundance of interesting examples, many of which are drawn from automotive and mechatronic systems, clarify topics and help ensure understanding. Numerous practical problems also provide a clear physical context for this edition's topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781133943914
Publisher: CL Engineering
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Series: MindTap Course List Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael M. Stanisic earned his B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. Since 1988, he has taught and researched machine and manipulator design at the University of Notre Dame. He holds several patents on dextrous and singularity-free manipulator designs, which were developed with support from the National Science Foundation. He has also published a number of papers concerning the application of curvature theory to the synthesis of mechanisms and to the control of robotic manipulators. In collaboration with the J. Stefan Institute, Dr. Stanisic has developed new types of humanoid shoulder mechanisms that include effects of human scapular motion. He has served several terms on the Mechanisms Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has been a member of the International Scientific Committee for Advances in Robot Kinematics since 1988. At the University of Notre Dame, he has received numerous teaching awards at the departmental, college, and university-wide levels.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. Joints. Skeleton Diagrams. Examples of Skeleton Diagrams. Mechanisms and Machines. Gruebler's Criterion and Degrees of Freedom. Mobility. Grashof's Criterion. Exercises. PART I: VECTOR LOOP METHOD. 2. Kinematic Analysis. Closed-Form Solutions the Position Equations. Numerical Solutions to Position Equations via Newton's Method. The Motion of Points of Interest. Exercises. Programming Problems. Appendix I: Derivation of the Double Angle Formulas. Appendix II: Derivation of the Tangent of the Half Angle Formulas. Appendix III: Matlab Code Used in Example 2.10 Demonstrating Newtons' Method. PART II: ROLLING CONTACTS. 3. Kinematic Analysis. Externally Contacting Rolling Bodies. Internally Contacting Rolling Bodies. One Body with a Flat Surface. Assembly Configuration. Geartrains. Exercises. Appendix I: The Involute Tooth Profile. PART III: KINEMATIC COEFFICIENTS. 4. Kinematic Analysis. Time-Based Velocity and Acceleration Analysis of the Four Bar Mechanism. Kinematic Coefficients. Finding Dead Positions Using Kinematic Coefficients. Finding Limit Positions Using Kinematic Coefficients. Kinematic Coefficients of Points of Interest. Kinematic Coefficients of Geartrains. Exercises. Programming Problems. PART I: THE INVERSE DYNAMICS PROBLEM. 5. Machine Dynamics. Review of Planar Kinetics. Three-Dimensional Aspects in the Force Analysis of Planar Machines. Static Force Analysis and Inertia Force Analysis. Force Analysis of Rolling Contacts. Exercises. Appendix I: Kinematic Analysis for Examples in Section 5.1 (Example 5.2) and Section. Appendix II: Computing the accelerations of the mass centers of the composite shapes in the example of Section PART II: JOINT FRICTION. 6. Machine Dynamics. Friction in a Pin Joint. Friction in a Pin in a Slot Joint. Friction in a Straight Sliding Joint. Exercises. PART III: THE POWER EQUATION. 7. Machine Dynamics. Development of the Power Equation. Power Equation and the Inverse Dynamics Problem. Power Equation and the Forward Dynamics Problem. Mechanical Advantage. Efficiency and Mechanical Advantage. Exercises. Programming Problems. Programming Problems - Designing the Drive System of an Air Compressor. Designing the Drive System of a Fail-Safe Quick Valve Shut Off System. Design Problems. PART I: FREUDENSTEIN'S EQUATION. 8. Mechanism Synthesis. Freudenstein's Equation for the Four Bar Mechanism. Freudenstein's Equation for the Crank-Slider Mechanism. Design Problems. PART II: RIGID BODY GUIDANCE. 9. Mechanism Synthesis. Mathematical Model of a Planar Rigid Body Displacement. The Three-Position Problem. The Four-Position and Five-Position Problems. Design Problems.

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