The Mechanism Theory as a theory of unevenly or periodically transmitted mechanical mechanisms has increasingly turned into an interdisciplinary field of study. The analysis and synthesis of mechanisms is initially based on graphical methods that are comprehensible and essential for mechanism analyses. Accordingly the kinematical fundamentals of planar and spatial mechanisms are presented, based on the systematic structure of the mechanisms. Each chapter contains an exercises section. Till the third edition, the software MGA for modular mechanism analysis will be replaced by the geometry program Cinderella. Their solution to the exercises are also provided with Cinderella/Geogebra files on our web site. In addition, there are some changes regarding trajectory curvature and the position synthesis.
The book on our Bots2ReC project has been published and is freely available as a PDF file. It summarizes our development results for the semi-autonomous removal of asbestos from living spaces. Topics covered include semantic mapping, localization using radar sensors, automatic task scheduling in construction, and the development process of our two single-task construction robots.
Plane coupling mechanism- i.e. gears or mechanisms whose links are connected only by rotary and thrust joints - are still used in many areas of mechanical and equipment engineering as transmission and guide gears, today increasingly also in combination with electronically controlled drives. In the design process, a gear structure that appears suitable is first selected, and then the dimensional parameters that determine the function are determined in the dimensional synthesis. The classical approach to this task is the so-called gene position synthesis.
Conceived as a comprehensive monograph on this topic, the book shows how, with today's means of computer-aided application, newly interpreted approaches of gene position synthesis can be optimally used for effective dimension synthesis in interactive design processes and which software-technical prerequisites are required for this, but also which limits are encountered. Of central importance is the application concept of the so-called "task-specific designed machining strategies" developed by the author and his co-workers at the former Inst. for Gear Technology of the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Proceedings of The Joint International Conference of the XII International Conference on Mechanisms and Mechanical Transmissions (MTM) and the XXIII International Conference on Robotics (Robotics ’16)
Treats mechanisms and transmissions developed within industrial applications. Presents the latest studies and research results from the best specialists from universities and companies worldwide. Integrates the presented applications from different engineering fields
New Trends in Mechanism Science
Analysis and Design
EUCOMES (European Conference on Mechanism Science) has been established as an international forum within the European Community to provide an informal, friendly and stimulating environment for discussions and exchanges on achievements in all aspects of Mechanism Science in order to facilitate international collaboration mainly within a European framework. After two successful conferences held in Innsbruck in 2006 and Cassino in 2008 with the participation of the important and well-known scientists from the European Mechanism Science Community, a further conference was held in Cluj Napoca, Romania, in 2010 to discuss new developments in the field. This book presents the most recent research advances in Mechanism Science with different applications. Amongst the topics treated are papers on Computational Kinematics, Micro-mechanisms, Mechanism Design, Mechanical Transmissions, Linkages and Manipulators, Mechanisms for Biomechanics, Experimental Mechanics, Mechanics of Robots, Dynamics, Control Issues of Mechanical Systems, Novel Designs, Applications and Teaching Methods.
This book brings together investigations which combine theoretical and experimental results related to such systems as capsule micromechanisms, active micro catheters, nanotube vascular stents, mechanisms for micromilling, different compliant mechanisms including grippers and compliant systems with actuators and sensors, microrobots based on vibrations, tactile sensors, tooth brackets, compliant valves, and space reflectors.
This volume contains twenty-two contributions from researchers from ten countries, represented at the 4th Conference on Microactuators and Micromechanisms, which was held in 2016 in Ilmenau, Germany. The aim of the conference was to provide a special opportunity for a know-how exchange and collaboration in various disciplines concerning systems pertaining to micro-technology. This Conference was organized under the patronage of IFToMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science).
This volume deals with topics such as mechanism and machine design, biomechanics and medical engineering, gears, mechanical transmissions, mechatronics, computational and experimental methods, dynamics of mechanisms and machines, micromechanisms and microactuators, and history of mechanisms and transmissions. Following MeTrApp 2011 and 2013, held under the auspices of the IFToMM, these proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Mechanisms, Transmissions and Applications offer a platform for original research presentations for researchers, scientists, industry experts and students in the fields of mechanisms and transmissions with special emphasis on industrial applications in order to stimulate the exchange of new and innovative ideas.
This book presents a basic introduction to micromechanisms and microactuators, particularly to their basic configurations and design. This book fills the persisting gap in the published literature on the mechanical manipulative aspects of micromechanisms. It also helps in offering specialized introductory courses on micromechanisms and microactuators not as part of MEMS sensing devices, but as mechanical manipulative systems. The level of the book is suitable for use in both undergraduate and introductory graduate programmes. The book presents an overview of miniaturization and scaling laws, basic design principles of micro-sized mechanisms and actuators, micro-fabrication processes, and some futuristic issues. The volume contains a large number of figures and illustrations for easy understanding by the readers. It will also be useful to researchers and professionals looking for an introduction to the topic.