Computational Methods in Mechanical Systems

Mechanism Analysis, Synthesis, and Optimization

  • Jorge Angeles
  • Evtim Zakhariev

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NATO ASI F, volume 161)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Kinematics of Mechanical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. Alan Ruth, J. Michael McCarthy
      Pages 53-67
    3. Clément M. Gosselin
      Pages 68-96
    4. Patrick Chedmail
      Pages 97-129
    5. Walter Willem Nederbragt, Bahram Ravani
      Pages 130-143
    6. Edward J. Haug, Frederick A. Adkins, Chi-Mei Luh
      Pages 144-163
  3. Dynamics and Control of Rigid-Body Systems

  4. Dynamics of Flexible Multibody Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Richard Schwertassek
      Pages 329-363
    3. Arne Marthinsen, Ole Ivar Sivertsen
      Pages 364-381
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 421-430

About this book


The chapters of this book summarize the lectures delivered du ring the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Computational Methods in Mechanisms, that took place in the Sts. Constantin and Elena Resort, near Varna, on the Bulgarian Coast of the Black Sea, June 16-28, 1997. The purpose of the ASI was to bring together leading researchers in the area of mechanical systems at large, with special emphasis in the computational issues around their analysis, synthesis, and optimization, during two weeks of lectures and discussion. A total of 89 participants from 23 count ries played an active role during the lectures and sessions of contributed papers. Many of the latter are being currently reviewed for publication in specialized journals. The subject of the book is mechanical systems, Le. , systems composed of rigid and flexible bodies, coupled by mechanical means so as to constrain their various bodies in a goal-oriented manner, usually driven under computer con­ trol. Applications of the discipline are thus of the most varied nature, ranging from transportation systems to biomedical devices. U nder normal operation conditions, the constitutive bodies of a mechanical system can be consid­ ered to be rigid, the rigidity property then easing dramatically the analysis of the kinematics and dynamics of the system at hand. Examples of these systems are the suspension of a terrestrial vehicle negotiating a curve at speeds within the allowed or recommended limits and the links of multiaxis industrial robots performing conventional pick-and-place operations.


Algorithmik Dynamik Getriebetechnik Kinematik Maschinen und Antriebstechnik Mehrkörpersysteme Simulation algorithm kinematics mechanical engineering mechanische Systeme mechatronics modeling optimization robot

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge Angeles
    • 1
  • Evtim Zakhariev
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and McGill Centre for Intelligent MachinesMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Institute of MechanicsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08369-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03729-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1248
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