Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems: Implementation in MATLAB® and SimMechanics®, Second Edition combines the fundamentals of mechanism kinematics, synthesis, statics and dynamics with real-world applications, and offers step-by-step instruction on the kinematic, static, and dynamic analyses and synthesis of equation systems. Written for students with no working knowledge of MATLAB and SimMechanics, the text provides understanding of static and dynamic mechanism analysis, and moves beyond conventional kinematic concepts—factoring in adaptive programming, 2D and 3D visualization, and simulation, and equips readers with the ability to analyze and design mechanical systems. This latest edition presents all of the breadth and depth as the past edition, but with updated theoretical content and much improved integration of MATLAB and SimMechanics in the text examples.
Introduction to Kinematics. Mathematical Concepts in Kinematics. Fundamental Concepts in Kinematics. Kinematic Analysis of Planar Mechanisms. Dimensional Synthesis. Static Force Analysis of Planar Mechanisms. Dynamic Force Analysis of Planar Mechanisms. Design and Kinematic Analysis of Gears. Design and Kinematic Analysis of Disk Cams. Kinematic Analysis of Spatial Mechanisms. Introduction to Robotic Manipulators. Appendices. Index