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Table of ContentsChapter headings and selected sub-headings: Mainly About Linkages. Typical applications of linkages. Finding approximate circular arcs and their centres. Some Additional Design Techniques for the 4-Bar Linkage and Slider–Crank. Advanced methods. Design of crank–rocker linkages. Point-Path Motion, The Slider–Crank Mechanism and the 6-Bar Linkage. Dimensional synthesis of slider–crank mechanisms. Introduction to 6-bar linkage design. Advanced Methods of Synthesis. Applications of the pole triangle to motion of a line. Selection of centre-points in 4-position synthesis. Poles, Polodes, Velocity Diagrams and Contour Cams. Practical solution of velocity problems. Epicyclic gearing. An Introduction to Curvature Theory. Finding the pole velocity. Conjugate points and the inverse motion. Advanced Curvature Theory. Degenerate cubics of stationary curvature. Ball's point. Complex Linkages. Systematics of linkages. Mobility. Systematics of Mechanism. Applications of systematics. Analytical Methods. Simple methods using trigonometry. The vector loop method: equations in complex form. Forces in Linkages. Force analysis by energy methods. Balancing. Gear-Trains and Differentials. Epicyclic and differential trains. Systematics of compound trains. Efficiency of Gear-Trains and Differential Mechanisms. Gear-train efficiency. Computational Methods. The influence of simulators on design. Kinetostatic simulators. Suggestions for Further Reading. References. Index.
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