Kinematic Design of Machines and Mechanisms

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9780070189539: Kinematic Design of Machines and Mechanisms

The First Complete and Practical Guide to the Integration, Design, and Analysis of Machines and their Motions.

Designed to improve the engineer's intuitive approach to machine design, this practical guide offers a clear understanding of the principles of the geometry of motion and the real-world connections between kinematic phenomena and the behavior of actual machines. It provides all of the information and graphical tools and techniques you'll need to select, visualize, integrate, and analyze machines and mechanisms for a wide range of applications. Building logically from the simplest, most easily visualized mechanisms and motions to the more complex, you'll get complete, well-illustrated coverage of: crank-sliders and inverted crank-sliders; pin-jointed and general four-bar linkages; multihoop linkages; gears and gear trains; quick-return mechanisms; cams. In addition, you'll find step-by-step procedures for designing mechanical systems to give prescribed motions--plus, proven methods for analyzing displacements, velocities, accelerations, force and torque relationships, and statically and dynamically balancing systems.

This unique reference is a must-reading for every engineer and designer who wants to fully exploit CAD's capabilities by minimizing the trail-and-error involved in searching for satisfactory machine design solutions.

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Homer D. Eckhardt, P.E. received his B.S. and M.S. from M.I.T. He is a consulting engineer specializing in the design, analysis, synthesis, and debugging of automatic manufacturing machinery. He has more than 40 years of experience applying kinematics to the design of dynamic systems at such companies as Polaroid, Rockwell International, and R.C.A. Aerospace Systems. He has also taught courses on kinematics and machine design at Tufts University and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Eckhardt resides in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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