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Fundamentals of Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines and Mechanisms

1st Edition

By Oleg Vinogradov

CRC Press

304 pages

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The study of the kinematics and dynamics of machines lies at the very core of a mechanical engineering background. Although tremendous advances have been made in the computational and design tools now available, little has changed in the way the subject is presented, both in the classroom and in professional references.

Fundamentals of Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines and Mechanisms brings the subject alive and current. The author's careful integration of Mathematica software gives readers a chance to perform symbolic analysis, to plot the results, and most importantly, to animate the motion. They get to "play" with the mechanism parameters and immediately see their effects. A CD-ROM packaged with the book contains Mathematica-based programs for suggested design projects.

As useful as Mathematica is, however, a tool should not interfere with but enhance one's grasp of the concepts and the development of analytical skills. The author ensures this with his emphasis on the understanding and application of basic theoretical principles, unified approach to the analysis of planar mechanisms, and introduction to vibrations and rotordynamics.


"Vinogradov presents his book on kinematics and kinetics of mechanisms and assemblies with a fresh perspective, reflecting his significant teaching experience."

- CHOICE Magazine

"Exciting!…of tremendous benefit to graduate-level classes and researchers in the kinematics, mechanisms, and robotics communities."

- Prof. Pierre Larochelle, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne

Table of Contents


The Subject of Kinematics and dynamics of Machines

Kinematics and Dynamics as Part of the Design Process

Is it a Machine, a Mechanism, or a Structure?

Example of Mechanisms; Terminology

Mechanism's Mobility

Kinematic Inversion


Vector Algebra and Analysis

Position Analysis

Velocity Analysis

Acceleration Analysis

Intermittent-Motion Mechanisms: Geneva Wheel


Force and Moment Vectors

Free-Body Diagram for a Link

Inertial Forces

Application to Simple Mechanisms


Circular Cam Profile

Displacement Diagram'

Cycloid, Harmonic, and Four-Splines Cams

Effect of Base Circle

Pressure Angle


Kennedy's Theorem

Involute Profile

Transmission Ratio

Pressure angle


Gear Standardization

Types of Involute Gears

Parallel-Axis Gear Trains

Planetary Gear Trains


Solution of Second-Order Non-homogeneous Equation with Constant Coefficients

Free Vibration of an SDOF System with no Damping

Forced Vibrations of an SDOF System with no Damping

Steady-State Forced Vibrations of an SDOF System

Free Vibration of an SDOF System with Damping

Forced Vibration of a Damped (x

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General