Rigid Body Dynamics of Mechanisms 2: Applications / Edition 1

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The second volume of Rigid Body Dynamics of Mechanisms covers applications via a systematic method for deriving model equations of planar and spatial mechanisms. The necessary theoretical foundations have been laid in the first volume that introduces the theoretical mechanical aspects of mechatronic systems. Here the focus is on the application of the modeling methodology to various examples of rigid-body mechanisms, simple planar ones as well as more challenging spatial problems. A rich variety of joint models, active constraints, plus active and passive force elements is treated. The book is intended for self-study by working engineers and students concerned with the control of mechanical systems, i.e. robotics, mechatronics, vehicles, and machine tools. The examples included are a likely source from which to choose models for university lectures.

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"The second volume, subtitled Applications, begins with a chapter summarizing the methodology for deriving the governing DAEs for a general mechanical system and mapping these into DEs. … The book has a number of nice features. … Multiple and comprehensive illustrations are provided throughout the manuscript, ranging from very simple diagrams to illustrate the basic concepts (such as a moment vector) to photographs and engineering drawings of complex machinery … . the manuscript makes for a desirable reference work in any mechanician’s library." (Inna Sharf, Mathematical Reviews, 2005 e)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642056956
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 665
  • Product dimensions: 1.37 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Model equations in symbolic DAE and DE form.- 3. Planar models of an unconstrained rigid body.- 4. Planar models of a rigid body under absolute constraints.- 5. Planar models of two rigid bodies under constrained motion.- 6. Spatial models of an unconstrained rigid body.- 7. Spatial models of a rigid body under constrained motion.- 8. Spatial mechanisms with several rigid bodies.- A. Appendix.- A.1 Alternative representation of the spring and damper forces of Section 3.2.- A.2 Auxiliary computations and results associated with the mechanism of Section 8.3.- A.2.1 Explicit form of the constraint equations of the massless links.- A.2.2 Coefficients of the kinematics of the electrical drives.- A.2.3 Computation of the transformation matrix of the forces of the electrical drives.- A.3 Auxiliary computations associated with the example of Section 8.4.- A.3.2 Auxiliary computations used in Section 8.4.9.- References.- List of Figures.

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