Introduction.- Cyclic mechanisms.- Dynamic models of cyclic mechanical systems.- Mathematical model.- Dynamic models with constant parameters.- Dynamic models with variable parameters.- Nonlinear dissipative forces.- Clearances.- Vibration analysis of cyclic machines using modified transition matrices.- Regular torsional cyclic systems with branched structure .- Regular cyclic systems with ring and branched-ring structure.- Regular cyclic systems with translational motion of the actuator.- Energy exchange in the regular cyclic oscillatory systems. Spatial localization of vibrations.
"This book is for advanced practicing engineers and academics who are focused on the development of machinery and mechanisms. The text bridges the gap between mechanical vibration and mechanism synthesis and analysis. ... The book opens with introductory chapters on rigid mechanisms, mechanism synthesis and laws of motion, and basic dynamical and oscillatory models as well as introduction to the analytical mechanics used to model the systems of interest." (Samuel Alberts, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 63 (4), July-August, 2015)