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Mechanical Simulation with MATLAB®

  • Introduces to symbolical MATLAB and 2D dynamics in SolidWorks

  • Guides to the solution of dynamical problems using MATLAB and SolidWorks

  • Presents fundamentals on kinematics and dynamics of different mechanisms

Part of the book series: Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering (STME)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Dan B. Marghitu, Hamid Ghaednia, Jing Zhao
    Pages 1-30
  3. Classical Analysis of a Mechanism with One Dyad

    • Dan B. Marghitu, Hamid Ghaednia, Jing Zhao
    Pages 31-56
  4. Contour Analysis of a Mechanism with One Dyad

    • Dan B. Marghitu, Hamid Ghaednia, Jing Zhao
    Pages 57-72
  5. Classical Analysis of a Mechanism with Two Dyads

    • Dan B. Marghitu, Hamid Ghaednia, Jing Zhao
    Pages 73-100
  6. Contour Analysis of a Mechanism with Two Dyads

    • Dan B. Marghitu, Hamid Ghaednia, Jing Zhao
    Pages 101-122
  7. Dyad Routines for Mechanisms

    • Dan B. Marghitu, Hamid Ghaednia, Jing Zhao
    Pages 123-164
  8. Epicyclic Gear Trains

    • Dan B. Marghitu, Hamid Ghaednia, Jing Zhao
    Pages 165-188
  9. Cam and Follower Mechanism

    • Dan B. Marghitu, Hamid Ghaednia, Jing Zhao
    Pages 189-205
  10. Direct Dynamics

    • Dan B. Marghitu, Hamid Ghaednia, Jing Zhao
    Pages 207-246
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 247-248

About this book

This book deals with the simulation of the mechanical behavior of engineering structures, mechanisms and components.  It presents a set of strategies and tools for formulating the mathematical equations and the methods of solving them using MATLAB. For the same mechanical systems, it also shows how to obtain solutions using a different approaches.  It then compares the results obtained with the two methods. By combining fundamentals of kinematics and dynamics of  mechanisms with applications and different solutions in MATLAB  of  problems related to gears, cams, and multilink mechanisms, and by presenting the concepts in an accessible manner, this book is intended to assist advanced undergraduate and mechanical engineering graduate students in solving various kinds of dynamical problems by using  methods in MATLAB. It also offers a comprehensive, practice-oriented guide to mechanical engineers dealing with kinematics and dynamics of several mechanical systems.

Keywords

  • MATLAB Analysis of R-RTR Mechanism
  • Simulation of R-RTR Mechanism
  • Dynamic Force Analysis
  • Velocity Analysis
  • Acceleration Analysis
  • Planar Dynamic Analysis
  • Epicyclic Gear Training with MATLAB
  • Dynamics of a Rotating Link
  • Multilink Mechanisms
  • Contour Analysis
  • Open Kinematic Chains
  • Rigid Body Motion
  • Planetary Gear Train Problems

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mechanical Engineering Department, Auburn University, Auburn, USA

    Dan B. Marghitu

  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

    Hamid Ghaednia

  • Mechanical Engineering Department, Auburn University, AL, USA

    Jing Zhao

About the authors

Dan B. Marghitu is a professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering at Auburn University, USA.  He holds a Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and a DEA from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.  He has published over 70 research papers in journals and has authored and co-authored 6 textbooks in the areas of dynamics, robotics, and mechanisms.  His research covers impact dynamics with applications to robotics systems, and nonlinear dynamics with application to human and animal locomotion.  He has served as a PI/Co-PI of funded projects and organized and chaired many international conferences. 

Hamid Ghaednia, Ph.D., is an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He has a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering at Tehran's Polytechnique. He was also the leader of Iranian National team for International Young Physicist Tournament and was awarded two world silver medals. 

He has a Ph.D. in  Mechanical Engineering in Auburn University, Alabama, focusing on collision mechanics. After Ph.D., he joined the Tribomechadynamic of Rice University. He continued his research in tribology at Rice for a year and then joined Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is now the Co-Director of the Center of Orthopaedic Research and Education at MGH where he and his team are developing novel biomedical devices and wearables for screening, diagnosis, prediction, and progress assessment of different complexities in orthopaedics.

Jing Zhao received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China. She has a master degree in Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University. She has been the Graduate Teaching Assistant for Mechanical Engineering since 2017. Her research interests include nonlinear dynamics, impact and vibration, and animal locomotion. She has published several refereed journal articles.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Mechanical Simulation with MATLAB®

  • Authors: Dan B. Marghitu, Hamid Ghaednia, Jing Zhao

  • Series Title: Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-88102-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-88101-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-88102-3

  • Series ISSN: 2195-9862

  • Series E-ISSN: 2195-9870

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 248

  • Number of Illustrations: 32 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Applied Dynamical Systems, Classical Mechanics, Robotic Engineering

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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-88102-3
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)