2nd Edition

Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, Second Edition
Implementation in MATLAB® and SimMechanics®

ISBN 9781138584044
Published September 17, 2018 by CRC Press
534 Pages 419 B/W Illustrations

USD $190.00

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Book Description

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.


  • Fully integrates MATLAB and SimMechanics with treatment of kinematics and machine dynamics
  • Revised to modify all 300 end-of-chapter problems, with new solutions available for instructors
  • Formulated static & dynamic load equations, and MATLAB files, to include gravitational acceleration
  • Adds coverage of gear tooth forces and torque equations for straight bevel gears
  • Links text examples directly with a library of MATLAB and SimMechanics files for all users

Table of Contents

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

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Kevin Russell, PhD, PE, is an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Formerly, Dr. Russell was a senior mechanical engineer at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny, New Jersey. His responsibilities included the utilization of computer-aided design and modeling and simulation tools for small and medium-caliber weapon-system improvement, concept development, and failure investigations. A registered professional engineer in New Jersey, he holds several small and medium-caliber weapon-system patents and has published extensively in engineering journals in the areas of kinematic synthesis, theoretical kinematics, and machine design.                                                                                                                              

Qiong "John" Shen, PhD, is an independent consultant at Softalink LLC, cofounder and president of a privately held data analytics company, and an adjunct professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Shen obtained his Ph.D. degree by successfully completing National Science Foundation-funded research which also resulted in a U.S. patent. He was an engineering manager at Emerson Network Power in charge of supervisory control and data acquisition systems of critical facilities such as healthcare and datacenter. Dr. Shen has been actively involved in extensive academic research in robotics and mechanism synthesis.

Raj S. Sodhi, PhD, PE, is a professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Sodhi has more than 30 years of experience in research and education related to mechanical design, mechanisms synthesis and manufacturing engineering, and is the author or coauthor of more than 100 refereed papers. He was awarded the Society of Manufacturing Engineering’s University Lead Award. He also received the N. Watrous Procter & Gamble Award from the Society of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, and the Ralph R. Teetor New Engineering Educator Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers.