Mechanism and machine

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One of the fundamental concerns in designing a machine is its mechanism for achieving a desired motion. The task of reconstruction design of lost ancient machines is mainly the design of mechanisms. This chapter presents the definitions of mechanisms and machines, the characteristics of mechanical members and joints, the definitions of kinematic link chains, the concept of constrained motion, the identification of the topological structure of mechanisms, and the process of mechanism and machine design [1, 2].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherland
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1

Publication series

NameHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
ISSN (Print)1875-3442
ISSN (Electronic)1875-3426

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Mechanical Engineering

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