Multibody Mechanics and Visualization (Paperback)
  • Multibody Mechanics and Visualization (Paperback)

Multibody Mechanics and Visualization (Paperback)

Paperback 504 Pages / Published: 13/10/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Multibody Mechanics and Visualization appeals to computer-savvy students who will acquire significant skills in mathematical and physical modelling of mechanical systems in the process of producing attractive computer simulations and animations.

The approachable style and clear presentation of this text will help readers grasp the essentials of: modeling the kinematics and dynamics of arbitrary multibody mechanisms; formulating a mathematical description of general motions of such mechanisms; implementing the description in a computer-graphics application for the animation/visualization of the movement.

Supported in the text in parallel with the theoretical presentation is the simulation and animation application Mambo.

The Mambo toolbox enables you to provide these specifications for mechanisms that would pose insurmountable algebraic challenges to manual calculation. Mambo works with the widely operated Maple mathematical software that can be downloaded from the Web and enables students to visualize the mechanical systems described in the text.

Publisher: Springer London Ltd
ISBN: 9781849969239
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 923 g
Dimensions: 235 x 178 x 27 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005


From the reviews:

"This book differs from traditional mechanics textbooks. ... the author develops here a course that relies on the concept of problem-based learning. It allows the student to accumulate theoretical knowledge, develop intuitive insights into and perfect a practical know-how in the modelling and visualization of complex mechanical systems and their motion. ... A worthwhile feature of this book is the recommendation of various animation and modelling projects for semester long team assignments ... . This excellent research exposition deserves a wide distribution and acceptance." (Franz Selig, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1077, 2006)

"This book's unique feature is its illustrations and geometric configurations in determining the kinematics of rigid bodies. ... This book can serve as a requirement to many of the advanced courses in dynamics ... . It is a powerful tool for providing beginning engineers ... to develop the needed skills to formulate and solve complex dynamical problems. The book is written for juniors and seniors ... . The textbook is full of examples and problems that are well selected for the materials described ... ." (Farid Amirouche, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 30 (3), 2007)

You may also be interested in...

Added to basket
Two-Stroke Performance Tuning
Added to basket
A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering
Added to basket
Mechanical Engineering, 3rd ed
Added to basket
Last Days of Steam Western & Southern
Added to basket
Understanding Mechanics
Added to basket
The Jet Engine
Added to basket
Steam Across The Highlands
Added to basket
Invention by Design
Added to basket
Engineers' Data Book
Added to basket
Added to basket
Engine Builder's Handbook Hp1245
Added to basket
Added to basket
507 Mechanical Movements
Added to basket


Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.