Analysis and synthesis of unevenly transmitted mechanisms.

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.

5. Edition by Springer

From the content:

Einführung - Getriebesystematik - Geometrisch-kinematische Analyse ebener Getriebe - Numerische Getriebeanalyse - Kinetostatische Analyse ebener Getriebe - Grundlagen der Synthese ebener viergliedriger Gelenkgetriebe - Ebene Kurvengetriebe - Räumliche Getriebe - Anhang: Lösungen zu den Übungsaufgaben mit der Geometrie-Software Cinderella

About the authors:

Dr.-Ing. Hanfried Kerle, Academic Director i.R. and former lecturer for transmission teaching (Mechanisms) at the TU Braunschweig

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Burkhard Corves, Director of the Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics of the RWTH Aachen

Dr.-Ing. Mathias Hüsing, Academic Director of the Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics of the RWTH Aachen

Online offer:

  • Excercises und Solutions
  • Cinderella
  • Geogebra


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