Engineering Dynamics: From the Lagrangian to Simulation

Engineering Dynamics: From the Lagrangian to Simulation

by Roger F. Gans


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This engineering dynamics textbook is aimed at beginning graduate students in mechanical engineering and other related engineering disciplines who need training in dynamics as applied to engineering mechanisms. It introduces the formal mathematical development of Lagrangian mechanics (and its corollaries), while solving numerous engineering applications.The author’s goal is to instill an understanding of the basic physics required for engineering dynamics, while providing a recipe (algorithm) for the simulation of engineering mechanisms such as robots.The book will be reasonably self-contained so that the practicing engineer interested in this area can also make use of it.This book is made accessible to the widest possible audience by numerous, solved examples and diagrams that apply the principles to real engineering applications.

•Provides an applied textbook for intermediate/advanced engineering dynamics courses;
•Discusses Lagrangian mechanics in the context of numerous engineering applications;
•Includes numerous, solved examples, illustrative diagrams and applied exercises in every chapter

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461439295
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 03/23/2013
Series: Mechanical Engineering Series
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Roger F. Gans is a professor of mechanical engineeringat The University of Rochester.

Table of Contents

Particle Mechanics.- Rigid Body Mechanics.- Forces and Constraints.- Alternate Formulations.- Kane’s Method and the Kane-Hamilton Synthesis.- Simple Motors, Stability, and Control.- Mechanisms and Robots.- Wheeled Vehicles.- Appendices.

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