Mechanism Design and Analysis Using PTC Creo Mechanism 5.0
Mechanism Design and Analysis Using PTC Creo Mechanism 5.0 is designed to help you become familiar with Mechanism, a module of the PTC Creo Parametric software family, which supports modeling and analysis (or simulation) of mechanisms in a virtual (computer) environment.
Capabilities in Mechanism allow users to simulate and visualize mechanism performance. Using Mechanism early in the product development stage could prevent costly redesign due to design defects found in the physical testing phase; therefore, it contributes to a more cost effective, reliable, and efficient product development process.
The book is written following a project-based learning approach and covers the major concepts and frequently used commands required to advance readers from a novice to an intermediate level. Basic concepts discussed include model creation, such as body and joint definitions; analysis type selection, such as static (assembly) analysis, kinematics and dynamics; and results visualization. The concepts are introduced using simple, yet realistic, examples.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Mechanism Design 2. The Ball Throwing Example 3. A Spring Mass System 4. A Simple Pendulum 5. A Slider-Crank Mechanism - Static and Motion Analysis 6. A Compound Spur Gear Train 7. Planetary Gear Train Systems 8. Cam and Follower 9. Assistive Device for Wheelchair Soccer Game 10. Kinematic Analysis for a Racecar Suspension
Dr. Kuang-Hua Chang is a Williams Companies Foundation Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman, OK. He received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taiwan, in 1980; and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Since then, he has joined the Center for Computer- Aided Design (CCAD) at Iowa as a Research Scientist and CAE Technical Area Manager. In 1996, he joined Northern Illinois University as an Assistant Professor. In 1997, he joined OU.
Dr. Chang teaches mechanical design and manufacturing, in addition to conducting research in computer-aided modeling and simulation for design and manufacturing of mechanical systems as well as bioengineering applications. His research work has been published in more than 140 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. He has been invited to deliver talks and offer short courses for US and foreign companies and universities. He has also served as a technical consultant to US industry and foreign companies.
Dr. Chang won awards in both teaching and research in the past few years. He is a recipient of the Don Davis Award and Public Employee Award of OKC Mayor's Committee Award on Disability Concerns (2009 and 2002, respectively), SAE Ralph R. Teetor Award (2006), and Outstanding Asian American Award sponsored by Oklahoma Asian American Association (2003). In addition, he received several awards from OU, including the OU Alumni Teaching Award (Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009), Regents' Award on Superior Research and Creative Activities (2004), BP AMOCO Good Teaching Award (2002), and Junior Faculty Award (1999). Dr. Chang was named Williams Companies Foundation Presidential Professor in 2005 by OU President David L. Boren for meeting the highest standards of excellence in scholarship and teaching.