Theory of Machines and Mechanisms / Edition 2

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There has been tremendous growth in the area of kinematics and dynamics of machinery in the past 20 years, much of which exists in a large variety of technical papers, each requiring its own background for comprehension. These new developments can be integrated into the existing body of knowledge so as to provide a logical, modern, and comprehensive treatise. Such is the purpose of this book. This book offers outstanding coverage of mechanisms and machines, including important information on how to classify and analyze their motions, how to synthesize or design them, and how to determine their performance when operated as real machines. To develop a broad comprehension, all the methods of analysis and development common to the literature of the field are used. Part I of the book begins with an introduction which deals mostly with theory, nomenclature, notation, and methods of analysis. Serving as an introduction, Chapter 1 also tells what a mechanisms is, what it can do, how it can be classified, and what its limitations are. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 deal with analysis - all the various methods of analyzing the motions of mechanisms. Part II goes into the engineering problems involving the selection, specification, design, and sizing of mechanisms to accomplish specific motion objectives. Part III covers the consequences of the proposed mechanism design. In other words, having designed a machine by selecting, specifying, and sizing the various mechanisms which make up the machine, we tackle such questions as: What happens during the operation of the machine? What forces are produced? Are there any unexpected operating results? Will the proposed design be satisfactory in all respects?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070569300
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Series: Mechanical Engineering Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Kinematics and Mechanisms
1 The World of Mechanisms 3
2 Position and Displacement 39
3 Velocity 89
4 Acceleration 149
Pt. II Design of Mechanisms
5 Cam Design 201
6 Spur Gears 250
7 Helical Gears 288
8 Bevel Gears 298
9 Worm Gears 308
10 Mechanism Trains 313
11 Synthesis of Linkages 338
12 Spatial Mechanisms 380
13 Robotics 421
Pt. III Dynamics of Machines
14 Static Force Analysis 443
15 Dynamic Force Analysis (Planar) 490
16 Dynamic Force Analysis (Spatial) 522
17 Vibration Analysis 548
18 Dynamics of Reciprocating Engines 605
19 Balancing 633
20 Cam Dynamics 675
Appendix 691
Answers to Selected Problems 699
Index 707
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