Motion Simulation and Mechanism Design with COSMOSMotion 2007

Out of Print
Published July 14, 2008
142 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-482-6


Motion Simulation and Mechanism Design with COSMOSMotion 2007 is written to help you become familiar with COSMOSMotion, an add-on module of the SolidWorks software family. This book covers the basic concepts and frequently used commands required to advance readers from a novice to intermediate level in using COSMOSMotion.

COSMOSMotion allows you to use solid models created in SolidWorks to simulate and visualize mechanism motion and performance. Using COSMOSMotion early in the product development stage could prevent costly redesign due to design defects found in the physical testing phase. Therefore, using COSMOSMotion contributes to a more cost effective, reliable, and efficient product design process.

Basic concepts discussed in this book include model generation, such as assigning moving parts and creating joints and constraints; carrying out simulation and animation; and visualizing simulation results, such as graphs and spreadsheet data. These concepts are introduced using simple, yet realistic examples.

Verifying the results obtained from the computer simulation is extremely important. One of the unique features of this book is the incorporation of theoretical discussions for kinematic and dynamic analyses in conjunction with the simulation results obtained using COSMOSMotion. Verifying the simulation results will increase your confidence in using the software and prevent you from being fooled by erroneous simulations.

This book covers the following functionality of COSMOSMotion 2007:

  • Model generation
  • Assigning moving parts
  • Creating joints and constraints
  • Performing simulations
  • Creating animations
  • Visualizing simulation results

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to COSMOSMotion
  2. A Ball Throwing Example
  3. A Spring Mass System
  4. A Simple Pendulum
  5. A Slider-Crank Mechanism
  6. A Compound Spur Gear Train
  7. Cam and Follower
  8. Assistive Device for Wheelchair Soccer Games
    Appendix A: Defining Joints
    Appendix B: The Unit Systems
    Appendix C: Importing Pro/ENGINEER Parts and Assemblies


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