Welcome to the Mechanisms book! This book illustrates some of the simple and complex mechanisms that form the heart of many machines and engines.

It is intended to be accessible to everybody, however some mathematical derivation will be added to illustrate the concepts to those who are interested.

Simple Mechanisms

Steam Engines

Internal Combustion Engines

The engines in which the process of combustion, or burning takes place internally(within the engine) to produce the movement of the required parts is known as an internal combustion engine.

Stirling Engines

A type of engine which uses external combustion to heat one part and cool another, pumping heat from one to the other and outputting useful work, usually by means of a Crankshaft.

Gear Trains

Other resources

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