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Mechanisms and Machine Science

Fundamentals of Machine Theory and Mechanisms

Authors: Simón Mata, A., Bataller Torras, A., Cabrera Carrillo, J.A., Ezquerro Juanco, F., Guerra Fernández, A.J., Nadal Martínez, F., Ortiz Fernández, A.

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About this Textbook

This book develops the basic content for an introductory course in Mechanism and Machine Theory. The text is clear and simple, supported by more than 350 figures. More than 60 solved exercises have been included to mark the translation of this book from Spanish into English. Topics treated include:
dynamic analysis of machines; introduction to vibratory behavior; rotor and piston balanced; critical speed for shafts; gears and train gears; synthesis for planar mechanisms; and kinematic and dynamic analysis for robots. The chapters in relation to kinematics and dynamics for planar mechanisms can be studied with the help of WinMecc software, which allows the reader to study in an easy and intuitive way, but exhaustive at the same time. This computer program analyzes planar mechanisms of one-degree of freedom and whatever number of links. The program allows users to build a complex mechanism. They can modify any input data in real time changing values in a numeric way or using the computer mouse to manipulate links and vectors while mechanism is moving and showing the results. This powerful tool does not only show the results in a numeric way by means of tables and diagrams but also in a visual way with scalable vectors and curves.

About the authors

The Spanish language original version of this book, written by the same authors, has seen four editions already and has been used in many universities in Spain and Latin America for years.

Antonio Simón received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. He is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Malaga, Spain, and he is the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Malaga University. His research interests include modeling and control of vehicle systems, advanced vehicle systems, genetic algorithms applied to mechanisms and tire models, and biomechanics.

Alex Bataller got his Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Malaga in 1983. Afterwards, he worked as Assistant Professor at the same university, teaching Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines. In 1987 he became Associate Professor and since then he has been teaching Theory of Mechanisms and Machines. In 1986 he developed an educational software program for the kinematic and dynamic analysis of mechanisms called MecC. That was the origin of the WinMecC software, which is currently used in many universities. At present, his research is focused on the synthesis of mechanisms with genetic algorithms for medical applications.

Juan A. Cabrera received his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, his M.S. Degree in Computer Science, and his Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malaga, Spain. He is currently Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Malaga. His research interests include modeling and control of vehicle systems, advanced vehicle systems, genetic algorithms applied to mechanisms and tire models, and multiobjective evolutionary strategies.

Francisco Ezquerro Juanco is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Málaga. He obtained his M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and his Ph.D. Degree at the University of Malaga. His research activities lie in the area of Biomechanics.

Antonio J. Guerra received his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malaga, Spain, and his M.S. Degree in Photovoltaic Solar Energy System Technology from the International University of Andalucía, Spain. He is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Malaga. His research interests include modeling and control of vehicle systems. He also works on machine design, test benches and test elements.

Fernando Nadal received his M.S. Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering and his Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malaga, Spain. He is currently Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Malaga. His research interests include development of mechanism simulation software, genetic algorithms applied to mechanisms and multiobjective evolutionary strategies.

Antonio Ortiz received his B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 1995 and his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Malaga, Spain in 2005. He is currently Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Malaga.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Kinematic Chains

    Pages 1-20

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  • Kinematic Analysis of Mechanisms. Relative Velocity and Acceleration. Instant Centers of Rotation

    Pages 21-110

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  • Analytical Methods for the Kinematic Analysis of Planar Linkages. Raven’s Method

    Pages 111-141

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  • Graphical and Analytical Methods for Dynamic Analysis of Planar Linkages

    Pages 143-193

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  • Balancing of Machinery

    Pages 195-231

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81166-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Machine Theory and Mechanisms
Authors
Series Title
Mechanisms and Machine Science
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31970-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31970-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31968-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81166-6
Series ISSN
2211-0984
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 409
Number of Illustrations
345 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Translation from the Spanish language edition: Fundamentos de Teoría de Máquinas by Simón Mata, Antonio, © Bellisco 2000. All Rights Reserved.
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