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Simulations of Machines Using MATLAB� and SIMULINK�

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ISBN-10: 0534952798

ISBN-13: 9780534952792

Edition: 2001

Authors: John Gardner, John Gardner

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This book is intended as a supplement for undergraduate courses in Kinematics or Dynamics of Mechanisms, taught in Mechanical Engineering departments. As a MATLAB supplement, it can be used with any standard textbook, including Norton's DESIGN OF MACHINERY Second Edition, Erdman/Sandor's MECHANISMS DESIGN, Third Edition, or Mabie/Reinholtz MECHANISMS AND DYNAMICS OF MACHINERY, Fourth Edition. The emphasis of the text is integrating the computational power of MATLAB into the analysis and design of mechanisms. This new book in Brooks/Cole's Bookware Companion Series? is the first to apply the use of MATLAB to the study of kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms. This book is intended as a…    
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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 10/31/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

John Gardner was born in 1933 and raised outside of Batavia, New York and graduated from Batavia High School in 1951. He was a poet, novelist, dramatist, translator and teacher as well as composing operas, librettos and paintings. Gardner wrote three works on the art of writing, which were "On Becoming a Novelist," "The Art of Fiction," and "On Moral Fiction." He also wrote the children's story "Dragon, Dragon" and the play "Days of Vengeance," which he wrote for his mother Priscilla. John C. Gardner died in 1982.

John Gardner, one of the authors of the well-known James Bond stories, was born in Northumberland, England on November 20, 1926. He attended Cambridge University and was a member of the Royal Marines. He became a journalist and a critic after leaving the service. In 1964, Gardner began his novelist career with The Liquidator, in which he created the character Boysie Oakes who inadvertently is mistaken to be a tough, pitiless man of action and is thereupon recruited into a British spy agency. In fact, Oakes was a devout coward who was terrified of violence, suffered from airsickness and was afraid of heights In the 1970's, he wrote a series of novels known as the Moriarty Journals, which…    

Introduction and Overview
Why Simulate Mechanisms?
Kinematic Simulations
Dynamic Simulation of Mechanisms
Summary
Vector Loop and Vector Chain Equations
Introduction
The Planar Vector
Single Loop Equations
Derivatives of Vectors
Example 2-1
Other Common Mechanisms
Vector Chains
Two-Link Planar Robot
Vector Chains to Describe Motion of an Arbitrary Point
Summary
Chapter 2 Problems
Solutions of the Position Problem
Overview
Numerical Solutions of Nonlinear Algebraic Equations
The Position Problem of a Four-Bar Linkage
Matlab Solution of the Position Problem of a Four-Bar Linkage
Position Solutions and Initial Guesses
Example 3-1
Summary
Chapter 3 Problems
Kinematic Simulations Using Simulink
What Is a Kinematic Simulation?
Velocity Solution via Kinematic Simulation
Vector Loop Equations for the Slider Crank
Simulink Simulation of the Slider-Crank Kinematics
Establishing Initial Conditions
Simulation Results
Acceleration Solution via Kinematic Simulation
Including Acceleration in the Simulation
Running the Slider-Crank Simulation
Example 4-1
Example 4-2
The Consistency Check
Kinematic Simulation of a Four-Bar Mechanism
Example 4-3
Summary
Chapter 4 Problems
Introducing Dynamics
Overview
Step 1: Simulating the Slider on Inclined Plane
Step 2: Adding the Pendulum
Step 3: Assembling the Matrix Equation
Step 4: Creating a Dynamic Simulation
Step 5: Setting Initial Conditions and Running Simulation
Summary
Chapter 5 Problems
The Simultaneous Constraint Method
Introduction
Description of the Approach
Force Equation
Vector Loop Equations
Vector Equations for COM Accelerations
Implementation of the Dynamic Simulation
Application of Simultaneous Constraint Method for the Slider Crank
The Force Equations
The Vector Loop Equations
Center-of-Mass Accelerations
Assembling the System of Equations
Dynamic Simulation of the Slider Crank
Simulation Studies of the Slider Crank
Summary
Chapter 6 Problems
Two-Link Planar Robot
Overview
Vector Equations
Dynamic Equations
The Simultaneous Constraint Matrix
Dynamic Simulation
Robot Coordinate Control
Summary
Chapter 7 Problems
Simulating Mechanisms That Change
The Geneva Mechanism
Summary
The Trebuchet
Introduction
The Vector Loop
The Equations of Motion
The Matrix Equation
The Dynamic Simulation
Simulation Results
Summary
Chapter 9 Problems
Simulink Tutorial
Starting Simulink
Building a Simple Model
Running the Simulation
Simulation Run-Time Parameters
Initial Conditions
Multiplexing Signals
Simulink and Matlab: Returning Data to the Workspace
Using the Matlab plot command
Using Matlab Functions in Simulink
An Aside: Matlab Functions
Calling Functions from Simulink
Using Multiple Inputs and Outputs
Concluding Remarks
Index