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Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer & Information Science Series
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Table Of Contents
Preface Legal Notices Acknowledgments Author Graphical Representation of Univariate Functions and of (x, y) Data Sets: The D_2D Program Analytical Function Plots Showing Extrema and Zeros of Graphs Stem and Area Plots: Length of Curve and Area under a Curve Windowing and Panning Numbering Data Points Plotting Functions with Singularities Controlling Plot Features from within the Input Data File Plotting Scattered Data Plotting Ordered Data and Histograms Plotting Inequalities Parametric Plots Animations References and Further Readings Graphical Representation of Functions of Two Variables: The D_3D Program How D_3D Works? D_3D Input Data Structure Mesh Plots and the Visibility Problem Node and Stem Plots Equally Spaced Level -Curve Plots Defect-Free Level -Curve Plots Logarithmically-Spaced Level Curves File Export and DXF Layer Organization Axes Reversal and Plot Rotation Gradient Plots Truncated 3D Surface Representations Constrained Function and Inequality Plots Color-Rendered Plots Plotting Multiple Surfaces on the Same Graph Implementation Details of the D_3D Program References and Further Readings Programs and Procedures for Data Visualization and Data Format Conversion LibPlots Subroutines for Generating 2D Plots Basic 2D Plotting Using LibPlots Multiple Plots with Markers Plotting Large Data Sets and Data Read from File Dynamic Plots with Scan Lines and Scan Points Util~TXT Program for Manipulation of ASCII Files Linear Interpolation Cubic-Spline Interpolation B-Spline Interpolation Numerical Differentiation Angle-Value Rectification Data Decimation DXF Output of 2D and 3D Polylines Util~DXF Program for Visualization of R12 DXF Files Extracting Polyline Vertex Coordinates Raster Curve Digitization Using Util~DXF and Util~TXT Transferring Level Curves from D_3D to D_2D Util~PLT Program for Manipulating PLT Files Flattening and Retouching Plots Created with D_2D Alphanumerical Character Discretization G_3D.LSP Program for Generating 3D Curves and Surfaces Inside AutoCAD 3D Polyline Plotting Using G_3D.LSP 3D Surface Plotting Using G_3D.LSP M_3D.LSP Program for Automatic 3D Model Generation and Animation Inside AutoCAD Animation of DXF Files with Multiple Layers Using M_3D.LSP 3D Model Generation with Data Read from File Automatic Insertion of AutoCAD Blocks References and Further Readings Root Finding and Minimization or Maximization of Functions Brent's Zero Algorithm for Root Finding of Nonlinear Equations Brent's Method for Minimizing Functions of One Variable Nelder-Mead Algorithm for Multivariate Function Minimization Handling Constraints in Optimization Problems Evolutionary Algorithm for Bounded -Optimum Search Multicriteria Optimization Problems Cantilever Beam Design Example Design Space and Performance Space Plots Pareto Front Search References and Further Readings Procedures for Motion Simulation of Planar Mechanical Systems Sample Program Using the LibMec2D Unit and Subroutines Locus and CometLocus Joints and Actuators Available for Mechanical System Simulation Kinematic Analysis of Input Rotational Members Procedures Crank and gCrank Kinematic Analysis of Input Translational Members Procedures Slider and gSlider Position, Velocity, and Acceleration of Points and Moving Links Procedures Offset and OffsetV Procedures AngPVA, Ang3PVA, and Ang4PVA Position, Velocity, and Acceleration in Relative Motion: Subroutine VarDist Coriolis Acceleration Example: Subroutine PutVector Model Validation: Subroutine ntAccel Workspace Limits and Inquiry Subroutines PutDist and PutAng Adding Complex Shapes to Simulations: Subroutines Base, Link, gShape, and Shape Simulations Accompanied by Plots with Scan Lines and Scan Points References and Further Readings Kinematic Analysis of Planar Linkage Mechanisms Using Assur Groups Assur Group -Based Kinematic Analysis of Linkage Mechanisms Intersection between Two Circles: Procedure Int2Cir Velocity and Acceleration of the Intersection Points between Two Circles: Procedure Int2C
Petru Aurelian Simionescu is on the engineering faculty at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. He earned a BSc from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, a doctorate in technical sciences from the same university, and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Auburn University. Simionescu taught and conducted research at seven Romanian, British, and American universities, and worked for four years in industry as an automotive engineer. His research interests include kinematics, dynamics and design of multibody systems, evolutionary computation, CAD, computer graphics, and information visualization. So far, he has authored over 45 technical papers and has been granted seven patents.