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Mechanism Design

Visual and Programmable Approaches, 1st Edition

By Kevin Russell, Qiong Shen, Raj S. Sodhi

CRC Press

369 pages | 346 B/W Illus.

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In the field of mechanism design, kinematic synthesis is a creative means to produce mechanism solutions. Combined with the emergence of powerful personal computers, mathematical analysis software and the development of quantitative methods for kinematic synthesis, there is an endless variety of possible mechanism solutions that users are free to explore, realize, and evaluate for any given problem in an efficient and practical manner.

Mechanism Design: Visual and Programmable Approaches provides a broad introduction to kinematic synthesis, presenting and applying motion, path, and function generation methodologies for some of the most basic planar and spatial single and multi-loop linkage systems. This work provides numerous in-chapter synthesis examples and end-of-chapter synthesis problems. Users can also invent their own specialized synthesis problems according to their particular interests.

The commercial mathematical software package MATLAB® and its mechanical system modeling and simulation module SimMechanics® are thoroughly integrated in this textbook for mechanism synthesis and analysis. The reader is therefore enabled to readily apply the design approaches presented in this textbook to synthesize mechanism systems and visualize their results. With this knowledge of both kinematic synthesis theory and computer-based application, readers will be well-equipped to invent novel mechanical system designs for a wide range of applications.

Reviews

"… the book provides a lot of MATLAB® and SimMechanics examples. Students could benefit from the experience of solving the complex spatial synthesis problems using computer tools. The mathematics software tools are very efficient to do the displacement analysis, too."

—Wen-Tzong Lee, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Neipu, Taiwan

"The book covers a vast range of mechanism kinematics and design. The algorithm covering the topics presented is useful for mechanism design in class and homework assignments. The book provides an alternative modern tool, as compared to kinematics analysis methods based on Fortran or QuickBasic algorithms, covering all topics for mechanism design."

—Thomas G. Chondros, University of Patras, Greece

"… well elaborated for students at their first approach to the subject of mechanism design and its computation with MATLAB®."

—Marco Ceccarelli, University of Cassino and South Latium, Italy

Table of Contents

Introduction to Kinematics

Kinematics

Kinematic Chains and Mechanisms

Mobility

Mobility of Mechanisms

Planar Mechanism Types

Links, Joints, and Mechanism Mobility

Number Synthesis

Grashof’s Criteria and Transmission Angle

Kinematics of Planar Mechanisms

Kinematic Analysis of Planar Mechanisms

Four-Bar Mechanism Analysis

Slider-Crank Mechanism Analysis

Multiloop Mechanism Analysis

Kinematics of Mechanism Locations of Interest

Solution Method for Vector Loop Kinematic Equations

Planar Kinematic Modeling in MATLAB® and SimMechanics®

Kinematic Synthesis and Planar Four-Bar Motion Generation

Introduction to Kinematic Synthesis

Branch and Order Defects

Motion Generation: Three, Four, and Five Precision Positions

Branch and Order Defect Elimination: Three, Four, and Five Precision Positions

Planar Four-Bar and Multiloop Path and Motion Generation

Path Generation versus Motion Generation

Coupler Curves and Dwell Motion

Approximate Four-Bar Path and Motion Generation

Alternate Four-Bar Kinematic Equations

Alternate Approximate Four-Bar Motion and Path Generation Equations

Constructing Cognates

Analytical and Approximate Multiloop Path and Motion Generation

Planar Four-Bar Function Generation

Introduction to Function Generation

Function Generation: Three, Four, and Five Precision Points

Approximate Function Generation

Velocity and Acceleration Constraints for Function Generation

Function Generation with Finite and Multiply Separated Positions

Approximate Function Generation with Finite and Multiply Separated Positions

Spatial Mechanism Kinematics and Synthesis

Introduction to Spatial Four-Bar Mechanisms

RRSS and 4R Spherical Mechanism Analysis

RSSR and 4R Spherical Mechanism Analysis

Approximate RRSS and 4R Spherical Motion and Path Generation

Approximate RSSR and 4R Spherical Function Generation

RSSR–SS Mechanism Analysis

R–S Dyad and Approximate RSSR–SS Motion Generation

Spatial Kinematic Modeling in MATLAB® and SimMechanics®

Adjustable Planar and Spherical Four-Bar Mechanism Synthesis

Introduction to Adjustable Mechanism Synthesis

Approximate Adjustable Planar Four-Bar Motion Generation

Approximate Adjustable Planar Four-Bar Motion and Path Generation: Alternate Equations

Approximate Adjustable Planar Four-Bar Function Generation

Approximate Adjustable 4R Spherical Motion Generation

Approximate Adjustable 4R Spherical Motion and Path Generation: Alternate Equations

Appendices: User Instructions for MATLAB® and SimMechanics® Files

Analytical Planar Four-Bar Four-Position Synthesis and Five-Position Synthesis in MATLAB®

Approximate Planar Four-Bar and Multi-Loop Motion and Path Generation in MATLAB®

Approximate Planar Four-Bar Function Generation in MATLAB®

Approximate Planar Four-Bar Function Generation with Finite and Multiply-Separated Positions MATLAB®

Approximate Four-Bar Spatial, Spherical and Multi-Loop Motion, Path and Function Generation in MATLAB®

Approximate Adjustable Four-Bar Planar and Spherical Motion, Path and Function Generation in MATLAB® Planar, Spatial and Multi-Loop Mechanism Kinematic Modeling and Simulation in SimMechanics®

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General