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Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, 5th Edition

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THOUSANDS OF DRAWINGS AND DESCRIPTIONS COVER INNOVATIONS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Fully revised throughout, this abundantly illustrated reference describes proven mechanisms and mechanical devices. Each illustration represents a design concept that can easily be recycled for use in new or modified mechanical, electromechanical, or mechatronic products. Tutorials on the basics of mechanisms and motion control systems introduce you to those subjects or act as a refresher.

Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, contains new chapters on mechanisms for converting renewable energy into electrical power, 3D digital prototyping and simulation, and progress in MEMS and nanotechnology based on carbon nanotubes. A new chapter on stationary and mobile robots describes their roles in industry, science, national defense, and medicine. The latest advances in rapid prototyping are also discussed. This practical guide will get you up to speed on many classical mechanical devices as well as the hot new topics in mechanical engineering.

COMPREHENSIVE INDEX MAKES IT EASY TO FIND SUBJECTS OF INTEREST

GLOSSARIES OF TERMS ON: CAMS, GEARS, MECHANICS, MOTION CONTROL, ROBOTICS, WIND TURBINES, PUMPS, AND 3D DIGITAL PROTOTYPING AND SIMULATION

COVERAGE OF MOBILE ROBOTS THAT EXPLORE MARS, PERFORM MILITARY DUTIES AND PUBLIC SERVICE, HANDLE AUTOMATED DELIVERY, CONDUCT SURVEILLANCE FROM THE AIR, AND SEARCH UNDER THE SEA

DETAILS ON THE MECHANISMS IN RENEWABLE-ENERGY AND WIND-TURBINE AND SOLAR-THERMAL FARMS AND WAVE-MOTION POWER PLANTS

Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, covers:

Basics of mechanisms * Motion control systems * New stationary and mobile robots * New mechanisms for renewable power generation * Drives and mechanisms with linkages, gears, cams, genevas, and ratchets * Clutches and brakes * Latching, fastening, and clamping devices and mechanisms * Chains, belts, springs, and screws * Shaft couplings and connections * Motion-specific devices * Packaging, conveying, handling, and safety mechanisms and machines * Torque, speed, tension, and limit control systems * Instruments and controls: pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, and electronic * New 3D digital prototyping and simulation techniques * New rapid prototyping methods * New directions in mechanical engineering

About the Author

Neil Sclater switched his career from engineering in the military/aerospace industry to writing and editing in the field of electromechanical and electronic technology. After years as a staff editor for engineering magazines, he set up his own consulting firm in technical communications. Mr. Sclater contributed hundreds of articles to various engineering publications. He has authored or co-authored 11 McGraw-Hill Professional books, including two earlier editions of this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Basics of Mechanisms

Chapter 2. Motion Control Systems

Chapter 3. Stationary and Mobile Robots

Chapter 4. Mechanisms for Renewable Power Generation

Chapter 5. Linkages: Drives and Mechanisms

Chapter 6. Gears: Devices, Drives, and Mechanisms

Chapter 7. CAM, Geneva, and Ratchet Drives and Mechanisms

Chapter 8. Clutches and Brakes

Chapter 9. Latching, Fastening, and Clamping Devices and Mechanisms

Chapter 10. Chain and Belt Devices and Mechanisms

Chapter 11. Spring and Screw Devices and Mechanisms

Chapter 12. Shaft Couplings and Connections

Chapter 13. Motion-Specific Devices, Mechanisms, and Machines

Chapter 14. Packaging, Conveying, Handling, and Safety Mechanisms and Machines

Chapter 15. Torque, Speed, Tension, and Limit Control Systems

Chapter 16. Instruments and Controls: Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Electric, and Electronic

Chapter 17. 3D Digital Prototypes and Simulation

Chapter 18. Rapid Prototyping

Chapter 19. New Directions in Mechanical Engineering

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071704410
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Mechanical
Author:
Sclater, Neil
Subject:
Engineering - Mechanical
Subject:
Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Mechanisms, Mechanical, Devices, book, guide, how to, Neil Sclater, Basics, Motion, Control, Systems, Industrial, Robots, Mobile, Scientific, Military, Linkages, Drives, Gears, CAM, Geneva, Ratchet, Clutches,
Subject:
Mechanical Engineering-General
Subject:
Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Mechanisms, Mechanical, Devices, book, guide, how to, Neil Sclater, Basics, Motion, Control, Systems, Industrial, Robots, Mobile, Scientific, Military, Linkages, Drives, Gears, CAM, Geneva, Ratchet, Clutches,
Subject:
Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Mechanisms, Mechanical, Devices, book, guide, how to, Neil Sclater, Basics, Motion, Control, Systems, Industrial, Robots, Mobile, Scientific, Military, Linkages, Drives, Gears, CAM, Geneva, Ratchet, Clutches,
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Machinery
Edition Number:
5
Publication Date:
July 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
560

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