Mechanisms and Robots Analysis with MATLAB®

Authors: Marghitu, Dan B.

  • Provides a thorough, rigorous presentation of kinematics and dynamics using MATLAB
  • Each chapter includes a careful, step-by-step presentation and sample problems which are solved analytically and numerically using MATLAB
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About this Textbook

The knowledge of how to solve advanced dynamic concepts is vitally important in such areas as robotics, spacecraft, and multibody systems. Mechanisms and Robots Analysis with MATLAB® enables the reader to understand the mechanical behavior of complex engineering structures, mechanisms, and robots by discussing how to formulate the necessary mathematical equations and how to solve them using MATLAB®.

This straightforward introduction to kinematics and dynamics using MATLAB® is complemented by a range of learning techniques that will benefit instructors, students, and researchers. The explanations of sample problems provide a model for student problem-solving through analytical and numerical techniques. By reading the theory and solving the accompanying problems the reader will acquire a solid working knowledge of basic theories in mechanics and in MATLAB®.

Theory, computational aspects, and applications of mechanisms and robots are covered from both mathematical and physical perspectives, and topics are presented clearly and simply. This allows fundamental principles to emerge through applications solved with MATLAB® and emphasizes concepts, derivations, and interpretations of the general principles.

Mechanisms and Robots Analysis with MATLAB® will allow students to build on their knowledge of mechanics and calculus to develop an interest in the classical principles of robotics and mechanism systems. Instructors will find this a useful teaching tool and even experts will be able to appreciate its clear, informative approach.

About the authors

Dan B. Marghitu is currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University, Alabama, where he has worked since 1994. Prior to moving to the USA he worked for the University of Craiova, Romania, where he had been awarded his D.I. in 1982. After completing his studies, Dan B. Marghitu spent four years as a research engineer for Olt Citröen - Iugtc.

He is an member of the editorial boards of the journals Applied Mechanics Ingenieur-Archiv and International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration.

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“Some critical mechanical engineering courses, such as dynamics of machinery, robotics, mechatronics, and advanced dynamics, etc., all involve extensive calculations. … it is an excellent textbook or reference for the courses listed above. … Without doubt, the most attractive feature of this book is the abundant MATLAB source code. … This is an outstanding textbook on the MATLAB implementation of kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms and robots. It is suitable for graduat-level courses … .” (Zhuang Li, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 14 (3), 2009)

“The book deals with kinematics and dynamics of kinematical chains, which arise by the modeling of various mechanisms and robots. The main topic is the MATLAB’s use to analyse and design such mechanical systems, and the demonstration of its convenience for these purposes. … helpful to mechanical engineers, researchers and students.” (Vladimir Evgenievich Puzyrev, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1229, 2012)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanisms and Robots Analysis with MATLAB®
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-391-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-391-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-390-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-799-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 480
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