From the Physiology of Machines to the Anatomy of Machines
An offshoot stemming from the author’s previous book detailing the makeup and composition of a machine, Power Mechanisms of Rotational and Cyclic Motions provides an in-depth analysis of machine structure and operation. An important reference for practicing mechanical engineers, this book presents the kinematic diagrams of driving mechanisms in detail, analyzes their motion characteristics and efficiency, and addresses the lubricating problems that impact the reliability and operating life of machines. The diagrammatic representation of mechanisms is accompanied by examples of their general and detailed design, main geometry calculations, and recommendations for an approximate evaluation of principal dimensions. The authors consider the main stages of design, including the choice and analysis of kinematic diagrams, preliminary sizing, embodiment, and the design and dimensioning of specific elements including gears, shafts, bearings, springs, cams, fasteners, and others.
A pivotal work, the book contains details of design that include:
Intended for engineering postgraduates, engineers, and designers of machines, Power Mechanisms of Rotational and Cyclic Motions also describes the main metals used in machinery and their mechanical characteristics and provides expressions for strength calculation. Covering a wide range of mechanisms, it contains numerous examples of design of mechanisms and accompanying calculations and design hints based on the authors’ vast experience.
"The book provides excellent technical information and very useful details on advanced machinery and mechanical components not sufficiently treated by the classical mechanical engineering design textbooks… The ‘real-world' applications and simplified mathematical expressions makes it an extremely useful and practical reference book for the practicing engineers."
—Jacob Bortman, Professor, Ben Gurion University, Israel
"… reflects the extensive real-world experience of the authors. This probably distinguishes it from many of the currently in-use texts on the kinematics and design of mechanisms."
—Maurice L. Adams Jr., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
"… includes plenty of detailed examples … useful for experienced mechanical design engineers… as a reference for advanced topics."
—Reuven Katz, Technion, Israel
MECHANISMS OF ROTATIONAL MOTION
Cylindrical and Bevel Gear Drives
Belt and Rope Drives
Wave Gear Drives (Harmonic Drives)
Step Speed Variation
Continuously Variable Transmissions
Reversible Gear Drives
MECHANISMS OF CYCLIC MOTION
Mechanisms of Unidirectional Cyclic Rotation
Mechanisms of Bidirectional Cyclic Rotation
Mechanisms of Unidirectional Cyclic Linear Motion
Mechanisms of Reciprocal Linear Motion
Mechanisms of Complicated Cyclic Motion
COMPONENTS OF MECHANISMS
Elements of Mechanical Linkage
Shafts and Axles
Cams and Followers
Sliders and Guides
Pistons and Cylinders
Ropes, Sheaves, and Drums
Drive Belts and Pulleys
Chains and Sprockets
Ratchets and Pawls
Gears and Pinions
Worms and Worm Gears
Structural Ferrous Metals: Chemical Composition and Strength