With a specific focus on the needs of the designers and engineers in industrial settings, The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook: Modeling, Measurement, and Control presents a practical overview of basic issues associated with design and control of mechanical systems. In four sections, each edited by a renowned expert, this book answers diverse questions fundamental to the successful design and implementation of mechanical systems in a variety of applications.

Manufacturing addresses design and control issues related to manufacturing systems. From fundamental design principles to control of discrete events, machine tools, and machining operations to polymer processing and precision manufacturing systems.

Vibration Control explores a range of topics related to active vibration control, including piezoelectric networks, the boundary control method, and semi-active suspension systems.

Aerospace Systems presents a detailed analysis of the mechanics and dynamics of tensegrity structures

Robotics offers encyclopedic coverage of the control and design of robotic systems, including kinematics, dynamics, soft-computing techniques, and teleoperation.

Mechanical systems designers and engineers have few resources dedicated to their particular and often unique problems. The Mechanical Systems Design Handbook clearly shows how theory applies to real world challenges and will be a welcomed and valuable addition to your library.

part I|179 pages


chapter 1|10 pages

Manufacturing Systems and Their Design Principles

ByM. G. Mehrabi, A. Galip Ulsoy, Yoram Koren

chapter 2|27 pages

Computer-Aided Process Planning for Machining

ByDerek Yip-Hoi

chapter 3|21 pages

Discrete Event Control of Manufacturing Systems

ByD.M. Tilbury, P.P. Khargonekar

chapter 4|13 pages

Machine Tool Dynamics and Vibrations

ByYusuf Altintas

chapter 5|10 pages

Machine Tool Monitoring and Control

ByKourosh Danai

chapter 6|19 pages

Process Monitoring and Control of Machining Operations

ByRobert G. Landers, A. Galip Ulsoy, Richard J. Furness

chapter 7|15 pages

Forming Processes: Monitoring and Control

ByDavid E. Hardt

chapter 8|17 pages

Assembly and Welding Processes and Their Monitoring and Control

ByS. Jack Hu, Elijah Kannatey-Asibu

chapter 9|12 pages

Control of Polymer Processing

ByDavid Kazmer, Kourosh Danai

chapter 10|29 pages

Precision Manufacturing

ByThomas R. Kurfess

part II|133 pages

Vibration Control

chapter 11|15 pages

Active Damping of Large Trusses

ByA. Preumont, Frederic Bossens, Nicolas Loix

chapter 12|23 pages

Semi-Active Suspension Systems

ByNader Jalili

chapter 13|18 pages

Semi-Active Suspension Systems II

ByMichael Valášek, Willi Kortüm

chapter 14|42 pages

Active Vibration Absorption and Delayed Feedback Tuning

ByNejat Olgac, Martin Hosek

chapter 15|17 pages

Vibration Suppression Utilizing Piezoelectric Networks

ByKon-Well Wang

chapter 16|15 pages

Vibration Reduction via the Boundary Control Method

BySiddharth P. Nagarkatti, Darren M. Dawson

part III|136 pages

Dynamics and Control of Aerospace Systems

chapter 17|74 pages

An Introduction to the Mechanics of Tensegrity Structures

ByRobert E. Skelton, J. William Helton, Rajesh Adhikari, Jean-Paul Pinaud, Waileung Chan

chapter 18|62 pages

The Dynamics of the Class 1 Shell Tensegrity Structure

ByRobert E. Skelton, Jean-Paul Pinaud, D. L. Mingori

part IV|362 pages


chapter 19|36 pages

Robot Kinematics

ByBruno Siciliano

chapter 20|36 pages

Robot Dynamics

ByMiomir Vukobratović, Viljko Potkonjak

chapter 21|34 pages

Actuators and Computer-Aided Design of Robots

ByMiomir Vukobratović, Veljko Potkonjak, Kenji Inoue, Masaharu Takano

chapter 22|30 pages

Control of Robots

ByMiomir Vukobratović, Dragan Stokić

chapter 23|52 pages

Control of Robotic Systems in Contact Tasks

ByDragoljub Šurdilović, Miomir Vukobratović

chapter 24|46 pages

Intelligent Soft-Computing Techniques in Robotics

ByDustic M. Katić, Branko Karan

chapter 25|22 pages

Teleoperation and Telerobotics

ByAntal K. Bejczy

chapter 26|20 pages

Mobile Robotic Systems

ByNenad M. Kircanski

chapter 27|51 pages

Humanoid Robots

ByMiomir Vukobratović, Branislav Borovać, Dragoljub Šurdilović, Dragan Stokić

chapter 28|33 pages

Present State and Future Trends in Mechanical Systems Design for Robot Application

ByMartin Hägele, Rolf Dieter Schraft