Introduction to Mechanism Design: with Computer Applications provides an updated approach to undergraduate Mechanism Design and Kinematics courses/modules for engineering students. The use of web-based simulations, solid modeling, and software such as MATLAB and Excel is employed to link the design process with the latest software tools for the design and analysis of mechanisms and machines. While a mechanical engineer might brainstorm with a pencil and sketch pad, the final result is developed and communicated through CAD and computational visualizations. This modern approach to mechanical design processes has not been fully integrated in most books, as it is in this new text.
Introduction to Kinematics. Graphical Linkage Synthesis Using SOLIDWORKS. Introduction to MATLAB. Position Analysis of Linkages.Velocity Analysis of Linkages. Acceleration Analysis of Linkages. Force Analysis on Linkages. Gears and Gear Trains. Planetary Gear Trains. Cams and Followers. Appendix: Inertial Properties of some Common Shapes.