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Mechanisms, Transmissions and Applications

Lovasz, Erwin-Christian, Corves, Burkhard J. (Eds.)

2012, XVII, 292p. 207 illus., 98 illus. in color.

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  • Covers the most recent research in MMS 

The first Workshop on Mechanisms, Transmissions and Applications -- MeTrApp-2011 was organized by the Mechatronics Department at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania, under the patronage of the IFToMM Technical Committees Linkages and Mechanical Controls and Micromachines.

The workshop brought together researchers and students who work in disciplines associated with mechanisms science and offered a great opportunity for scientists from all over the world to present their achievements, exchange innovative ideas and create solid international links, setting the trend for future developments in this important and creative field.

The topics treated in this volume are mechanisms and machine design, mechanical transmissions, mechatronic and biomechanic applications, computational and experimental methods, history of mechanism and machine science and teaching methods.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » actuators - biomechanics - computational methods - design - dynamics - experimental methods - machine - mechanical transmissions - mechanism - mechatronics - micromecanisms

Related subjects » Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics - Robotics

Table of contents 

Preface.- Scientific Committees.- History of Mechanisms and Machine Science and Teaching Methods:  On the Evolution of Graphical Representation of Gears, by Ceccareli M, Cigola M..- 2. Kurt Hain and Walther Meyer zur Capellen: A View from Aachen at Two Shapers of German Mechanism Theory, by Corves B..- 3. thinkMOTION - DMG-Lib goes Europeana, by U. Döring, R. Brecht, T. Brix.- 4.  Multilingual Illustrated μ-thesaurus in Mechanisms Science, by E.-C. Lovasz, D. Perju, B. Corves, T. Brix, K.-H. Modler,  I. Maniu, C.M. Gruescu, A. Lovasz and V. Ciupe.- 5. A General Classification for Mechanisms Regarding the Motion Task, by B. Corves, S. Kurtenbach, M. Hüsing, C. Schneider.- 2. Mechatronic and Biomechanic Applications: 6. Developments of a Knee Motion Assist Mechanism for Wearable Robot with a Non-circular Gear and Grooved Cams, by H. Terada, Y. Zhu, M. Suzuki , C. Cheng, R. Takahashi.- 7. Force Distribution for a Walking Robot with Articulated Body, by I. Doroftei, Ghe. Plesu and B. Stirbu.- 8. Numerical Root Finding from an Engineer's Point of View, by M. Färber and U. Döring.- 9. Kinetostatic Analysis of an Articulated Walking Mechanism, by  F. Moldovan, V. Dolga and C. Pop.- 10. A Mirror Tracking Mechanism,  by N.M. Dehelean, L.M. Dehelean.- 11. Choppers: Optomechatronic Devices for the Controlled Modulation of Light, by V.-F. Duma, M. F. Nicolov, M. Kiss, T. Ilca, C. Mnerie, D. Demian, L. Szantho.- 12. Motion Laws of a Varifocal Objective Working with a 1/2" CCD Camera, by C.M. Gruescu.- 3. Mechanisms and Machine Design: 13. A New Principle of Adaptive Compliant Gripper, by D. Petkovic, N. D. Pavlovic.- 14. Optimum Design of Cam Mechanisms, by  I. Simionescu, M. Ene, L. Ciupitu.- 15. Linkage Solutions for the Manufacture of Complex, Thermoplastic Lightweight Structures, by M. Krahl, U. Hanke, K.-H. Modler.- 16. RBS Simulation of Integrated Piezo-Ceramic Actuation for Textile Reinforced Composite Compliant Mechanisms, by N. Modler, K.-H. Modler, W. Hufenbach, D. Margineanu, E.-C. Lovasz, D. Perju, E. Ianosi.-  4. Computational and Experimental Methods and Dynamics of Mechanisms and Machines: 17. Maximally Regular Planar Non Fully Parallel Manipulators, by G. Gogu.- 18. An Experimental Characterization of a Rickshaw Prototype, by T. Li, M. Ceccarelli.- 19. Considerations upon the Influence of Manufacturing and Assembly Errors on the Kinematic and Dynamic Behavior in a Flight Simulator Stewart-Gough Platform, by A. Pisla, T. Itul, D. Pisla, A. Szilaghyi.- 20. Characterization of Flexure Hinges Using the Script Oriented Programming   within a FEM Software Application, by I. Ivanov, B. Corves.- 21. Basic Result on Type II DM Self-motions of Planar Stewart Gough Platforms, by G. Nawratil.- 22. Active Bearing for Vibration Damping of Roller Systems with Piezoelectric Actuators, by M.-C. Voicu, R. Schmidt, B. Lammen, M. Mersch, I. Maniu.- 23. On the Kinematics of a Hybrid Parallel Robot Used in Minimally Invasive Surgery, by M. Suciu, B. Gherman, C. Vaida, N. Plitea, D. Pisla.- 5. Mechanical Transmissions: 24. Synthesis of Toothed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), by K.S. Ivanov.- 25. Differential Planetary Gear Transmissions Usable in Renewable Energy Systems, by R. Saulescu, C. Jaliu, D. Ciobanu, D. Diaconescu.- 26. Loading Devices for Closed-loop Gear Test Stands, by C. M. Gruescu, I. Nicoara, E. Busa.- Author index.

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