Mechanism Design and Analysis Using PTC Creo Mechanism 6.0
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Mechanism Design and Analysis Using PTC Creo Mechanism 6.0 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