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Mechanics of Machines

1st Edition

By V. Ramamurti

Narosa

310 pages

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pub: 2002-05-22
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Industries that use machines in their day-to-day operations include power, automobile, steel, and chemical plants sectors, to mention just a few. As these industries' services evolve, their machines must also evolve. To design these machines, you must understand both their performance requirements and the physical concepts governing their motion. Emphasizing the industrial relevance of the subject matter, Mechanics of Machines provides the fundamental information students need to decide on the criteria for designing new machines and for analyzing the root cause of problems arising out of malfunctioning of existing equipment.

Table of Contents

DEFINITIONS

Introduction

Link (Element)

Kinematic Pair

Kinematic Chain

Relationship for Constrained Motion in a Mechanism in Planar Motion

Inversions of Mechanism

Dead Centers and Change Points

Other Kinematic Chains

KINEMATICS OF RIGID BODIES

Introduction

Simple Vector Operations

Dimensions of Significance

Relative Velocity and Acceleration Method

Instantaneous Center Methods

Analytical Method

Kinematics of Links Having Space Motion

Summary

Exercises

DYNAMICS OF RIGID LINKS

Introduction

Plane Motion

Three Dimensional Dynamic Analysis

Summary

Exercises

CAM DYNAMICS

Introduction

Cam Profile for a Known Follower Response

Drawing the Cam Profile for a Given Lift or Fall

Analytical Approach for the Pitch Curve

Cams with Straight Lines and Circular Arcs

Eccentric

Summary

Exercises

THEORY OF GEARS

Introduction

Conjugate Action

Definitions

Profiles Satisfying Constant Velocity Ration Condition

Minimum Number of Teeth of Involute Gears

Contact Ration

Comparison of Involute and Cycloidal Gears

Methods of Reducing or Eliminating Interface

Helical Gears

Worm and Worm Wheel

Efficiency of Gears

Gear Manufacture

Summary

Exercises

POWER TRANSMISSION

Introduction

Belt and Rope Design

Chain Drives

Gear Drives

Epicyclic Gear Train

Efficiency of Epicyclic Gear Train

Selection of Drives for Specific Applications

Summary

Exercises

GOVERNORS

Introduction

Method of Governing

Centrifugal Governors

Spring Controlled Governors

Governors Characteristics

Summary

Exercises

TURNING MOMENT DIAGRAMS AND FLYWHEEL

Introduction

Internal Combustion Engines

Machine with Nonuniform Demand

Summary

Exercises

BALANCING

Introduction

Mathematical Formulation for Balancing of Revolving Masses

Reciprocating Masses in Line

Direct and Reverse Cranks

Field Balancing of Rotors

Summary

Exercises

Reference

Objective Type Questions

Computer Programs

Hints to Solutions

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General