The 11th IFToMM International Symposium on Science of Mechanisms and Machines

The 11th IFToMM International Symposium on Science of Mechanisms and Machines


The general topic of the symposium follows mechanisms development through all stages of conception, modeling, analysis, synthesis and control to advanced product design.

This volume brings together the latest results in the field and celebrates a series of conferences that has been running for 40 years. The contributors and the editor are world leaders in their field.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-xiv
Mechanism Design for Robots....Pages 1-8
A New Algorithm for an Efficient Stabilized Index Two STF for the Original ADAMS Computer Program....Pages 9-24
The Transmission of European Mechanical Knowledge into 17th-Century China....Pages 25-30
Mechanisms in Building Integrated Renewable Energy Systems: Case StudySolar Energy Conversion Systems....Pages 31-49
Conceptual Design of an Expressive Robotic Head....Pages 51-58
On the Structural Analysis of the Mechanisms with Elastic Connections....Pages 59-67
An Innovative Family of Modular Parallel Robots for Brachytherapy....Pages 69-79
One 6R Overconstrained Mechanism, Many Applications....Pages 81-90
Research Regarding Modelling of Involute-Bevel Gears....Pages 91-99
Research Regarding the Modeling of the Reciprocal Generation of the Involute-bevel Gears with Crossed Axes....Pages 101-108
A Dynamic Simulation of a Novel Continuous Variable Transmission....Pages 109-116
Design and Simulation of a Leg Exoskeleton Linkage for a Human Rehabilitation System....Pages 117-125
Protein Secondary Structure Detection Using Dihedral Angle Parameters Evaluation....Pages 127-134
Optimal Design of the Motion Law for a Pseudo-Azimuthal Tracking System....Pages 135-143
Comparative Study of Two 2-DOF Parallel Mechanisms Used for Orientation....Pages 145-157
Kinematic and Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of an Intelligent Adaptive CTLSO Brace....Pages 159-167
Virtual Model for Kinematic Analysis of Human Upper Limb....Pages 169-178
Estimating the Muscle Force Using a Kinematic Model of the Human Upper Limb....Pages 179-184
Formulations in Advanced Dynamics of Mechanical Systems....Pages 185-195
Gray-Box Modeling and Closed-Loop Temperature Control of a Thermotronic System....Pages 197-207
On the Eccentricity Effects in Solar Tracking Triangular Linkage with Eccentric Linear Actuator....Pages 209-216
Influence of Mechanical Press Dimensions on its Kinematic Behavior....Pages 217-222
Nonlinear Analysis of Osteoarthritis Process in Virtual Human Knee Joint....Pages 223-231
Creating Artistic Curves with Planar Mechanisms....Pages 233-241
Optimal Design of the Front Suspension Mechanism Used for a Race Car....Pages 243-253
Educational Pneumatic Engine for a Small Size Vehicle....Pages 255-262
A Structural Synthesis of a New Leg Mechanism....Pages 263-275
Regression Model for Optimizing the Thin Films Deposition on Planar Photovoltaic Cells....Pages 277-285
About Speed Breaker Synthesis with No Deterioration of the Car Suspension....Pages 287-295
Structural Systematization and Kinematic Analysis of Redundant Kinematic Chains with 7 and 8 Axes for Robots....Pages 297-306
A Method for Experimental Identification of Nonlinear Mechanical Systems....Pages 307-315
Innovative Tracking System for Parabolic Dish Solar Collector....Pages 317-328
Interactive Animation Production by Means of Advanced Image Processing....Pages 329-337
Vibrations Concerning with Safety in Vehicle Rolling Conditions....Pages 339-349
Control Method Comparison for Pneumatic Artificial Muscle Actuators....Pages 351-359
Advances in Optomechanical Scanning Technologies for High-End Biomedical Applications....Pages 361-369
Mechatronic System with Applications in Medical Robotics....Pages 371-379
Low-Speed Actuator Used in Solar Tracking Systems....Pages 381-389
WiSeIn: Wireless Sensor Network Used for Data Acquisition from Indoor Locations....Pages 391-399
WiSeManS: Wireless Sensor Network Data Management System for Indoor Climatic Control....Pages 401-409
Four-Bar Linkages with Linear Actuators Used for Solar Trackers with Large Angular Diurnal Strokes....Pages 411-423
Study of the Contact Between Toothed Chains and Guides....Pages 425-432
Study of the Curved Plate Spring Behavior for Small Displacements....Pages 433-441
Study of the Motion of Random Axes Using the Coupling with Curved Plate Springs....Pages 443-451
Scanners with Risley Prisms: Modelling with Mechanical Design Programs....Pages 453-461
Applications of the Ackerman Steering and Electronic Differential in Modern Electric Drive Automotive Systems....Pages 463-469
Geometric Modeling of Power Joints from Bush Chain Drives....Pages 471-479
One-DOF Mechanisms for Dual-Axis Solar Tracking....Pages 481-491
Findings on Italian Historical Developments of Machine Technology in 19th Century Towards Industrial Revolution....Pages 493-501
Considerations Regarding the Process of Integration the Mechanisms in the Structure of the Mechatronic Systems....Pages 503-513
Dedicated Gripper for Books Handling in a Library....Pages 515-521
Review on Mechanisms Used as Handbrake in Carriages and Locomotives....Pages 523-530
Using Mathematica Program in Teaching Mechanisms....Pages 531-540
Using Computer Aided Design in Teaching Mechanisms....Pages 541-548
Back Matter....Pages 549-550


  • Author: Marco Ceccarelli (auth.), Ion Visa (eds.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • ISBN-13: 9783319018447, 9783319018454
  • Pages: 528
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 16.6M
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