Mechanism Analysis: Simplified and Graphical Techniques, Second Edition,

2nd Edition

Lyndon O. Barton

CRC Press
Published January 19, 1993
Reference - 752 Pages
ISBN 9780824787943 - CAT# DK4660
Series: Mechanical Engineering


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This updated and enlarged Second Edition provides in-depth, progressive studies of kinematic mechanisms and offers novel, simplified methods of solving typical problems that arise in mechanisms synthesis and analysis - concentrating on the use of algebra and trigonometry and minimizing the need for calculus.;It continues to furnish complete coverage of: key concepts, including kinematic terminology, uniformly accelerated motion, and the properties of vectors; graphical techniques for both velocity and acceleration analysis; analytical techniques; and ready-to-use computer and calculator programmes for analyzing basic classes of mechanisms.;This edition supplies detailed explications of such new topics as: gears, gear trains, and cams; velocity and acceleration analyses of rolling elements; acceleration analysis of sliding contact mechanisms by the effective component method; four-bar analysis by the parallelogram method; and centre of curvature determination methods.

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