Publisher description for Design of machinery : an introduction to the synthesis and analysis of mechanisms and machines / Robert L. Norton.


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Robert Norton's DESIGN OF MACHINERY 3/e continues the tradition of this bestselling book by emphasizing the design aspects of mechanisms and providing numerous industry examples and illustrations for readers. Norton provides a solid conceptual foundation of kinematics and dynamics of machinery, presented in the context of what a design engineer needs to work with.

The new 3/e has revised and expanded chapter problem set- 231 new problems have been added. 88 project assignments are also included to give readers an in-depth look at mechanism design and analysis procedures in a realistic format. Coverage of compliant mechanisms and MEMS has been added in Chapter 2; a section entitled "Some Useful Mechanisms" is now in Chapter 3; treatment of cams in Chapters 8 has been condensed and modernized. Information on transmissions and engine dynamics has been enhanced and expanded as well.

The third edition comes with a bound-in Student Resources CD-ROM, with Norton's own student-version programs, an extensive group of Working Model and Visual NASTRAN 4-D simulations and movie clips (by Sid Wang, North Carolina A&T University), additional Working Model examples, and a demonstration version of the Working Model 2-D software (which does not allow for saving or exporting files). A new Book Website includes additional instructor and student resources, scripted MATLAB simulations, and a set of interactive FE Exam questions for machine dynamics and kinematics. All chapter problem solutions are available, with password protection, on the site, and separate solutions files in Mathcad are also given.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Machine design.