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Mechanism Design Analysis and Synthesis

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ISBN-10: 0130408727

ISBN-13: 9780130408723

Edition: 4th 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Arthur Erdman, George Sandor, Sridhar Kota

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For junior/senior-level courses in Kinematics, Mechanisms, and Dynamics. This thorough and comprehensive web-enhanced edition has been updated and enhanced to meet the needs of today's students. The software associated with the book makes it very useful for designing and analyzing linkage and CAM mechanisms. No other book has a web connection like this one.
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Book details

List price: $306.65
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 3/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.90" wide x 9.10" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

In Memory
Introduction to Kinematics and Mechanisms
The Four-Bar Linkage
Relative Motion
Kinematic Diagrams
Six-Bar Chains
Degrees of Freedom
Analysis versus Synthesis
Mechanism Design Example: Variable Speed Transmission
Mechanism Design Process
The Seven Stages of Computer-Aided Engineering Design
How the Seven Stages Relate to This Text
A Need for Mechanism
Design Categories and Mechanism Parameters
Troubleshooting Guide: Symptoms, Causes, and Sources of Assistance
History of Computer-Aided Mechanism Design
Displacement and Velocity Analysis
Displacement Analysis: Useful Indices for Position Analysis of Linkages
Displacement Analysis: Graphical Method
Displacement Analysis: Analytical Method
Concept of Relative Motion
Velocity Analysis: Graphical Method
Velocity Analysis: Analytical Method
Instant Centers
Velocity Analysis Using Instant Centers
Mechanical Advantage
Analytical Method for Velocity and Mechanical Advantage Determination
Computer Program for the Kinematic Analysis of a Four-Bar Linkage
Review of Complex Numbers
Acceleration Analysis
Acceleration Difference
Relative Acceleration
Coriolis Acceleration
Mechanisms with Curved Slots and Higher-Pair Connections
Introduction to Dynamics of Mechanisms
Inertia Forces in Linkages
Kinetostatic Analysis of Mechanisms
The Superposition Method (Graphical and Analytical)
Design Example: Analysis of a Variable-Speed Drive
The Matrix Method
Discussion of the Superposition and Matrix Approach to Kinetostatics
Time Response to Mechanisms
Dynamic Simulation of Mechanisms
Commercial Software Programs
Cam Design
Cam and Follower Types
Cam Synthesis
Displacement Diagrams: Graphical Development
Displacement Diagrams: Analytical Development
Advanced Cam Profile Techniques
Graphical Cam Profile Synthesis
Analytical Cam Profile Synthesis
Cam Synthesis for Remote Follower
Cam-Modulated Linkages
Gears and Gear Trains
Gear Tooth Nomenclature
Forming of Gear Teeth
Gear Trains
Planetary Gear Trains
The Formula Method
The Tabular Method
The Instant Center Method (or Tangential Velocity Method)
Tooth Loads and Power Flow in Branching Planetary Gear Systems
Introduction to Kinematic Synthesis: Graphical and Linear Analytical Methods
Tasks of Kinematic Synthesis
Type Synthesis
Tools of Dimensional Synthesis
Graphical Synthesis--Motion Generation: Two Prescribed Positions
Graphical Synthesis--Motion Generation: Three Prescribed Positions
Graphical Synthesis for Path Generation: Three Prescribed Positions
Path Generation with Prescribed Timing: Three Prescribed Positions
Graphical Synthesis for Path Generation (without Prescribed Timing): Four Positions
Function Generator: Three Precision Points
The Overlay Method
Analytical Synthesis Techniques
Introduction to Analytical Synthesis
The Standard Dyad Form
Number of Prescribed Positions versus Number of Free Choices
Three Prescribed Positions for Motion, Path, and Function Generation
Three-Precision-Point Synthesis Examples
Circle-Point and Center-Point Circles
Ground-Pivot Specification
Extension of Three-Precision-Point Synthesis to Multiloop Mechanisms
Freudenstein's Equation for Three-Point Function Generation
Loop-Closure-Equation Technique
Order Synthesis: Four-Bar Function Generation
Three-Precision-Point Synthesis: Analytical versus Graphical
Case Study--Type of Synthesis of Casement Window Mechanisms
Answers to Selected Problems