Item description for Foundations of Ultra-Precision Mechanism Design (Developments in Nanotechnology, Vol 2) by S. T. Smith & D. G. Chetwynd...
The realm of ultraprecise mechanisms, for example in controlling motion to small fractions of a micrometer, is encroaching rapidly into many fields of technology. This book provides a bridge for those moving from either an engineering or physics background towards the unique challenges offered by ultraprecision mechanisms. Using case study examples this book provides a guide to basic techniques and gives vital technical, analytical and practical information. S.T. Smith and D.J. Chetwynd are both at the Department of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 7, 1994
ISBN 2884490019 ISBN13 9782884490016
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More About S. T. Smith & D. G. Chetwynd
S. T. Smith was born in 1961 and has an academic affiliation as follows - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China.
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excelent primer on STM/AFM design fundamentals Jul 21, 1998
Smith & Chetwynd's book covers many of the fundamental design considerations for ultraprecision devices. This is done from a physiscist's perspective starting with a discussion of the basis for simple beam ananlysis. It proceeds through optimal constraint and flexure design, along with actuator and detector selection. Simplified design examples are included. Finally, a selection of construction materials along with their physical properties are presented, along with a discussion of optimization on that basis.