1st Edition

Mechanics of Machines



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ISBN 9780849324314
Published May 22, 2002 by Narosa
310 Pages

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Book Description

Industries that use machines in their day-to-day operations include power, automobile, steel, and chemical plants sectors, to mention just a few. As these industries' services evolve, their machines must also evolve. To design these machines, you must understand both their performance requirements and the physical concepts governing their motion. Emphasizing the industrial relevance of the subject matter, Mechanics of Machines provides the fundamental information students need to decide on the criteria for designing new machines and for analyzing the root cause of problems arising out of malfunctioning of existing equipment.

Table of Contents

DEFINITIONS
Introduction
Link (Element)
Kinematic Pair
Kinematic Chain
Relationship for Constrained Motion in a Mechanism in Planar Motion
Inversions of Mechanism
Dead Centers and Change Points
Other Kinematic Chains

KINEMATICS OF RIGID BODIES
Introduction
Simple Vector Operations
Dimensions of Significance
Relative Velocity and Acceleration Method
Instantaneous Center Methods
Analytical Method
Kinematics of Links Having Space Motion
Summary
Exercises

DYNAMICS OF RIGID LINKS
Introduction
Plane Motion
Three Dimensional Dynamic Analysis
Summary
Exercises

CAM DYNAMICS
Introduction
Cam Profile for a Known Follower Response
Drawing the Cam Profile for a Given Lift or Fall
Analytical Approach for the Pitch Curve
Cams with Straight Lines and Circular Arcs
Eccentric
Summary
Exercises

THEORY OF GEARS
Introduction
Conjugate Action
Definitions
Profiles Satisfying Constant Velocity Ration Condition
Minimum Number of Teeth of Involute Gears
Contact Ration
Comparison of Involute and Cycloidal Gears
Methods of Reducing or Eliminating Interface
Helical Gears
Worm and Worm Wheel
Efficiency of Gears
Gear Manufacture
Summary
Exercises

POWER TRANSMISSION
Introduction
Belt and Rope Design
Chain Drives
Gear Drives
Epicyclic Gear Train
Efficiency of Epicyclic Gear Train
Selection of Drives for Specific Applications
Summary
Exercises

GOVERNORS
Introduction
Method of Governing
Centrifugal Governors
Spring Controlled Governors
Governors Characteristics
Summary
Exercises

TURNING MOMENT DIAGRAMS AND FLYWHEEL
Introduction
Internal Combustion Engines
Machine with Nonuniform Demand
Summary
Exercises

BALANCING
Introduction
Mathematical Formulation for Balancing of Revolving Masses
Reciprocating Masses in Line
Direct and Reverse Cranks
Field Balancing of Rotors
Summary
Exercises

Reference
Objective Type Questions
Computer Programs
Hints to Solutions
Index

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