Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery SI, 3rd Edition

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Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery SI, 3rd Edition

By Charles E. Wilson, J. Peter Sadler
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This text is designed for undergraduate courses in Kinematics and Dynamics of machinery, Mechanism Design, Mechanics of Machines.

One goal of the text is to develop the ability of students to formulate and solve problems involving linkages, cams, gears, robotic manipulators and other mechanisms. Developing an understanding of the implications of computed results is another important goal. That is, what do your results mean; how can you improve the design? Engineering tools used to achieve these goals include motion simulation software. These tools relieve the student of repetitive tasks and provide a powerful means of communicating results through graphs and animation simulations.

This SI version has the same content, as Wilson, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery 3e US edition, however, all examples, exercises in the textbook, and solutions have been adapted into SI units wherever U.S customary units were used.
Charles E. Wilson is a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Newark College of Engineering, the M.S. in engineering mechanics from New York University, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He is a licensed professional engineer, and has been awarded fellowships by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.

Dr. Wilson has published papers in a number of journals and transactions. Textbooks he has authored and co-authored are widely used in the United States and Canada. English language versions are also published in Britain, Taiwan, India, and the Philippines, and translations are published in Korea and Mexico.

Dr. Wilson served as a U.S. Air Force electronics and armament officer, and as an engineer and consultant for a number of companies. He is often called on to investigate functional and design problems in vehicles, machinery, and consumer products. He has investigated and given expert testimony on auto, truck, bus, and ambulance accidents, and accidents involving elevators, hydraulic presses, welds, playground equipment, garden equipment, and truck-mounted machinery.

J. Peter Sadler is a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky. He has previously held faculty positions at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of North Dakota. He received the B.S.M.E, M.S.M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Sadler is a registered professional engineer and a member of many technical societies. He served as Editor for dynamics for the Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory and Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Mechanics and Robotics.

Dr. Sadler holds a U.S. patent related to predicting optimum machining coditions. His industrial projects and research include kinematics and dynamics, robotics, computer aided design, engineering optimization, and "lean" manufacturing.

The SI Adapters

Yeo Song Huat and Chen I-Ming are Associate Professors at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.
  • Updated coverage of many topics—Including mechanisms and machines, motion in machinery, velocity and acceleration analysis of mechanisms, design and analysis of cams, gears and drive trains, static and dynamic force analysis, and an introduction to robotic manipulators.
    Students obtain a broad range of skills for design and analysis of mechanisms.
  • Knowledge gained in previous courses is reinforced—For example, matrix methods become meaningful when applied to equations describing velocities and accelerations in a spatial linkage. Computational and analysis skills learned and sharpened in studying kinematics and dynamics of machinery can be carried forward, even to unrelated courses and to engineering practice.
    A course based on the text provides many opportunities for students to develop abilities listed in the program outcomes and assessment criteria of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
New to this edition

NEW - End of chapter summaries along with additional review and discussion items.
Gives students a chance to practice covered topics immediately upon completion.
NEW - Suggestions for “working smart,” particularly with computers—The text illustrates efficient use of mathematics software for computation and plotting of results. Computer-aided matrix solutions are used where appropriate and some text examples illustrate the use of motion simulation software.
Provides students with a powerful means for communicating results, with the opportunity to determine whether or not design requirements have been satisfied, and to see the advantages and limitations of a proposed design. Also enables students to avoid boring, repetitive work and put more emphasis on design-oriented tasks and interpretations of results.
NEW - Thorough revision of the material on cam design—Including design of higher-order polynomial cam profiles.
Students plot, analyze, and compare motion characteristics of cam and follower systems, increasing their understanding of practical cam-design considerations for specific applications.

Table of contents

1. Mechanism and Machines: Basic Concepts 
2. Motion in Machinery: Positional Analysis of Planar and Spatial Mechanisms 
3. Velocity Analysis of Mechanisms 
4. Acceleration of Mechanisms
5. Design and Analysis of Cam-and-Follower Systems 
6. Spur Gears: Design and Analysis 
7. Helical, Worm, and Bevel Gears: Design and Analysis 
8. Drive Trains: Design and Analysis 
9. Static Force Analysis 
10. Dynamic-Force Analysis 
11. Synthesis 
12. Introduction to Robotic Manipulators

Partial Answers to Selected Problems