I wanted to know if there is any sort of archive of mechanisms that contains a brief description of mechanisms like there type of motion and forces involved. Not lengthy derivations and other stuff.

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    $\begingroup$ Would something like '507 Mechanical Movements' be of use to you? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 8:58
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    – Chuck
    Commented Aug 28, 2015 at 18:07
  • $\begingroup$ Thread is still open for more suggestions. $\endgroup$
    – Adnan
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Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook - Nicholas P. Chironis & Neil Sclater, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-011356-4. The format of this book is more akin to a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, but it is a good visual "food-for-thought" collection spanning several generations of mechanism design for a broad range of applications and industries.


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