ESDU Mechanisms Series

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  • Section 1: Organisational Documents
    • ESDU 00004
      Mechanisms Series record of documents.
  • Section 2: General
    • ESDU 02007
      AMOPS: computer program for the calculation of area and moments of area of planar shapes.
    • ESDU TM 119
      ESDU TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM Calculation of planar area and moment properties - theoretical background
    • ESDU 03010
      Timing diagrams and their use in mechanism design.
  • Section 3: Gears
    • ESDU 68040
      Design of parallel axis straight spur and helical gears - choice of materials and preliminary estimate of major dimensions.
    • ESDU 77002
      Design of parallel axis straight spur and helical gears: geometric design.
    • ESDU 83021
      The kinematic design of epicyclic gear trains.
    • ESDU 88033
      The design of spur and helical involute gears. A procedure compatible with BS 436: Part3: 1986 - method for calculation of contact and root bending stress limitations for metallic involute gears.
  • Section 4: Contact Stresses
    • ESDU 78035
      Contact phenomena. I: stresses, deflections and contact dimensions for normally-loaded unlubricated elastic components.
    • ESDU 84017
      Contact phenomena. II: stress fields and failure criteria in concentrated elastic contacts under combined normal and tangential loading.
    • ESDU 85007
      Contact phenomena. III: calculation of individual stress components in concentrated elastic contacts under combined normal and tangential loading.
    • ESDU 94034
      Dimensions, deflections and stresses for Hertzian contacts under combined normal and tangential loading. (Guide to use of computer program A9434.)
  • Section 5: Cams - Guide to Data Items
    • ESDU 01002
      Guide to the use of ESDU Data Items on cam design.
  • Section 6: Cams - Calculation Methods
    • ESDU 95001
      Kinematic analysis of disc cams.
    • ESDU 00013
      OSCAM. Computer-aided cam design: installation
    • ESDU 00014
      OSCAM. Computer-aided cam design: user manual.
  • Section 7: Cams - Derivation of Equations
    • ESDU ME2
      Design of disc cams with various followers: derivation of kinematic equations.
  • Section 8: Cams - Estimation of Basic Dimensions
    • ESDU 82023
      The estimation of basic dimensions of disc cams with translating followers.
    • ESDU 83008
      The estimation of basic dimensions of disc cams with swinging followers.
    • ESDU 92005
      Minimum size of disc cams with radial translating roller followers.
  • Section 9: Cams - Examples
    • ESDU 85013
      Design of disc cams and their followers: examples.
  • Section 10: Cams - Cam Law Blending
    • ESDU 83027
      The synthesis of cam motion by blending segments.
    • ESDU 86026
      Introduction to polynomial cam laws.
    • ESDU 92014
      Blending profiles of disc cams with radial translating roller followers. Part 1: to reduce segment angle, reduce reference circle radius or increase follower lift.
    • ESDU 93002
      Blending profiles of disc cams with radial translating roller followers. Part 2: to incorporate an intermediate precision point or a constant velocity component.
  • Section 11: Cams - Material Selection
    • ESDU 94017
      Selection of materials, manufacturing methods and lubricants for cam mechanisms.
  • Section 12: Cams - Stress and Lubrication Analysis
    • ESDU 91026
      Analysis of cam roller followers
    • ESDU 93001
      Contact stress in disc cams with roller followers.
    • ESDU 94008
      Lubricant film thickness between disc cams and followers.
    • ESDU 94011
      Contact stress in disc cams with domed or flat faced followers.
    • ESDU TM 101
      ESDU TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM Derivation of lubricant entrainment velocity for disc cams with six different types of follower.
    • ESDU TM 102
      ESDU TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM Derivation of contact force and radius of curvature of cam profile for disc cams with six different types of follower.
  • Section 13: Cams - Selection
    • ESDU 82006
      Selection of DRD cam laws.
    • ESDU 82024
      A guide to the selection of cam and follower type.
    • ESDU 06002
      Dwell-Rise-Fall-Dwell and Dwell-Fall-Rise-Dwell cam laws. Sections 1 to 8: segments having equal rise and fall periods.
    • ESDU 06003
      Dwell-Rise-Fall-Dwell and Dwell-Fall-Rise-Dwell cam laws. Sections 9 to 13: segments having asymmetric rise and fall periods.
    • ESDU 06004
      Dwell-Rise-Fall-Dwell and Dwell-Fall-Rise-Dwell cam laws. Sections 14 to 23: examples.
    • ESDU 06005
      Dwell-rise-fall-dwell cam laws. Computer program.
  • Section 14: Linkages - Atlas of Performance Curves
    • ESDU 81033
      Atlas of performance curves for crank-rocker and slider-crank linkages.
  • Section 15: Linkages - Synthesis and Analysis
    • ESDU ME1
      Guide to the use of Item No. 76005. Kinematic and dynamic data for crank-rocker and slider-crank linkages.
    • ESDU 90022
      Force analysis of planar linkages.
    • ESDU 10019
      Effect of link length tolerances on the performance of four-bar linkages
  • Section 16: Workbench
    • ESDU ME1
      Guide to the use of Item No. 76005. Kinematic and dynamic data for crank-rocker and slider-crank linkages.
    • ESDU 76005
      Kinematic and dynamic data for crank-rocker and slider-crank linkages. (Mechanisms Workbench.)
  • Section 17: Linkages - Balancing
    • ESDU 89028
      A procedure for force-balancing planar linkages using counterweights.
    • ESDU 89043
      A comparison of techniques for balancing planar linkages.
    • ESDU 90007
      Procedures for balancing planar linkages using rotating counterweights.
    • ESDU 92016
      Reducing torque fluctuation in linkage drive shafts.
  • Section 18: Geneva Mechanisms
    • ESDU ME3
      Analysis of Geneva mechanisms: derivation of kinematic and kinetostatic equations.
    • ESDU 96002
      Geneva mechanisms. Part 1: design.
    • ESDU 96011
      Geneva mechanisms. Part 2: computer program.
    • ESDU 96035
      Geneva mechanisms. Part 3: examples.
    • ESDU 99001
      Geneva mechanisms. Part 4: advanced examples.
  • Section 19: OSMEC - Linkage Analysis Software
    • ESDU 97023
      OSMEC. Computer-aided linkage design: installation.
    • ESDU 97026
      OSMEC. Computer-aided linkage design: User manual.
    • ESDU 98023
      OSMEC. Computer mechanism design: basic examples.
  • Section 20: Springs
    • ESDU 06024
      Dynamic characteristics of cylindrical helical springs. Part 1: deformation, stresses and stability.
    • ESDU 08015
      Dynamic characteristics of cylindrical helical springs. Part 2: vibration
    • ESDU 09003
      Dynamic characteristics of cylindrical helical springs. Part 3: impact loading on compression springs.