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The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook

Modeling, Measurement, and Control, 1st Edition

Edited by Yildirim Hurmuzlu, Osita D.I. Nwokah

CRC Press

872 pages | 275 B/W Illus.

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With a specific focus on the needs of the designers and engineers in industrial settings, The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook: Modeling, Measurement, and Control presents a practical overview of basic issues associated with design and control of mechanical systems. In four sections, each edited by a renowned expert, this book answers diverse questions fundamental to the successful design and implementation of mechanical systems in a variety of applications.

Manufacturing addresses design and control issues related to manufacturing systems. From fundamental design principles to control of discrete events, machine tools, and machining operations to polymer processing and precision manufacturing systems.

Vibration Control explores a range of topics related to active vibration control, including piezoelectric networks, the boundary control method, and semi-active suspension systems.

Aerospace Systems presents a detailed analysis of the mechanics and dynamics of tensegrity structures

Robotics offers encyclopedic coverage of the control and design of robotic systems, including kinematics, dynamics, soft-computing techniques, and teleoperation.

Mechanical systems designers and engineers have few resources dedicated to their particular and often unique problems. The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook clearly shows how theory applies to real world challenges and will be a welcomed and valuable addition to your library.


" Editors Nwokah and Hurmuzlu have assembled a useful addition to the literature on mechanical design and manufacturing. An interesting feature of this handbook is its systems view, a timely addition since the systems approach is gaining importance in engineering…The handbook offers a good balance of description, mathematical details, and illustrations. A welcome addition to the literature…"


Table of Contents

MANUFACTURING, Edited by Galip Ulsoy

Manufacturing Systems and Their Design Principles, M.G. Mehrabi, A.G. Ulsoy, and Y.Koren

Computer-Aided Process Planning For Machining, Derek Yip-Hoi

Discrete Event Control of Manufacturing Systems, D.M. Tilbury and P.P. Khargonekar

Machine Tool Vibrations, Yusuf Altintas

Machine Tool Monitoring and Control, Kourosh Danai

Process Monitoring and Control of Machining Operations, Robert G. Landers, A. Galip Ulso, and Richard J. Furness

Forming Processes: Monitoring and Control, David E. Hardt

Assembly and Welding Processes and their Monitoring and Control, S. Jack Hu and Elijah Kannatey-Asibu, Jr.

Control of Polymer Processing, David Kazmer and Kourosh Danai

Precision Manufacturing, Thomas R. Kurfess

VIBRATION CONTROL, Edited by Nejat Olgac

Active Damping of Large Trusses, Preumont, F. Bossens, and N. Loix

Semi-Active Suspension Systems, Nader Jalili

Semi-Active Suspension Systems II, Michael Valásek and Willi Kortüm

Active Vibration and Absorption and Delayed Feedback Tuning, Nejat Olgac and Martin Hosek

Vibration Suppression Utilizing Piezoelectric Networks, K.W. Wang

Vibration Reduction via the Boundary Control Method, Siddharth P. Nagarkatti and Darren M. Dawson


An Introduction to the Mechanics of Tensegrity Structures, Robert E. Skelton, J. William Helton, Rajesh Adhikari, Jean-Paul P. Pinaud, and Waileung Chan

The Dynamics of the Class 1 Shell Tensegrity Structure, Robert E. Skelton and Jean-Paul Pinaud, D.L. Mingori

ROBOTICS, Edited by Miomir Vukobratovic

Robot Kinematics, Bruno Siciliano

Robot Dynamics ,Miomir Vukobratovic and V. Potkonjak

Actuators and Computer-Aided Design of Robots, Miomir Vukobratovic, V. Potkonjak, Masaharu Takano, and Kenji Inoue

Control of Robots, Miomir Vukobratovic and D. Stokic

Control of Robotic Systems in Contact Tasks, Miomir Vukobratovic andD. Surdilovic

Intelligent Soft-Computing Techniques in Robotics, D. Katic and B. Karan

Teleoperation, Telerobotics, A. Bejczy

Mobile Robotic Systems, Nenad M. Kircanski

Humanoid Robots, Miomir Vukobratovic , Branislav Borovac, D. Stokic, and D. Surdilovic

Present State and Future Trends in Robot Applications, M. Hagele and Dieter Schraft

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Subject Categories

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