Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 18th International Conference Research and Development in Mechanical Industry (RaDMI-2018)"

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Hon.D.Sc. Predrag Dašić

SaTCIP Publisher Ltd., Str. Tržni Centar Pijaca 101, 36210 Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia
Interests: production engineering; machining; informatics; statistics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ivica Ristović

Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: mining; mechanization; environment
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Domenico Guida

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
Interests: applied mechanics; mechanical systems; mechanical vibrations; tribology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 18th International Conference, "Research and Development in Mechanical Industry" (RaDMI-2018) (Web site: http://www.radmi.org/), will be held 13–16 September, 2018, in Vrnjačka Banja (Serbia), and is organized by the publishing house "SaTCIP" Publisher Ltd. from Vrnjačka Banja (Serbia).

More than 70 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, and others, have applied to the conference.

All papers will be printed in the proceedings in hard copy and on CD-ROM in an electronic format.

All original and research papers from the 18th International Conference RaDMI-2018, which successfully pass the review process, will be published in the journal Machines (ISSN 2075-1702) (Website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/machines/) in this Special Issue, 31 March 2019. Machines is indexed in the following citation databases: Scopus from Elsevier (Website: https://www.scopus.com/), ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) as part of WoS (Web of Science) from Clarivate Analytics Corp. (Website: https://www.clarivate.com/products/web-of-science/), INSPEC from IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) (Website: http://www.theiet.org/resources/inspec/), GS (Google Scholar) (Website: http://scholar.google.com/), etc.

This Special Issue aims to bring together papers that report on recent advances and challenges in addressing problems and designing new solutions for the improvements of tools, equipments, and technologies in manufacturing engineering. Original contribution papers are expected with contents that present successful solutions to new problems in manufacturing systems. We believe that this Special Issue will be useful and informative to both researchers and practitioners. We also hope to deliver readers promising new ideas and directions for future developments in the field of manufacturing engineering.

Suitable topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Research and development of manufacturing systems;
  • Tools, equipments and technologies in manufacturing engineering;
  • New materials and product design;
  • Tribology;
  • Maintenance and effectiveness of technical systems;
  • Quality management, sustainable development and management in mechanical engineering;
  • Application of information technologies and electronics in mechanical engineering.

Prof. Hon.D.Sc. Predrag Dašić
Prof. Dr. Ivica Ristović
Prof. Dr. Domenico Guida
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Machines is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Mechanical engineering
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Machining
  • Product design

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Open AccessArticle Forward and Inverse Dynamics of a Unicycle-Like Mobile Robot
Received: 6 November 2018 / Revised: 3 January 2019 / Accepted: 8 January 2019 / Published: 11 January 2019
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In this research work, a new method for solving forward and inverse dynamic problems of mechanical systems having an underactuated structure and subjected to holonomic and/or nonholonomic constraints is developed. The method devised in this paper is based on the combination of the [...] Read more.
In this research work, a new method for solving forward and inverse dynamic problems of mechanical systems having an underactuated structure and subjected to holonomic and/or nonholonomic constraints is developed. The method devised in this paper is based on the combination of the Udwadia-Kalaba Equations with the Underactuation Equivalence Principle. First, an analytical method based on the Udwadia-Kalaba Equations is employed in the paper for handling dynamic and control problems of nonlinear nonholonomic mechanical systems in the same computational framework. Subsequently, the Underactuation Equivalence Principle is used for extending the capabilities of the Udwadia-Kalaba Equations from fully actuated mechanical systems to underactuated mechanical systems. The Underactuation Equivalence Principle represents an efficient method recently developed in the field of classical mechanics. The Underactuation Equivalence Principle is used in this paper for mathematically formalizing the underactuation property of a mechanical system considering a particular set of nonholonomic algebraic constraints defined at the acceleration level. On the other hand, in this study, the Udwadia-Kalaba Equations are analytically reformulated in a mathematical form suitable for treating inverse dynamic problems. By doing so, the Udwadia-Kalaba Equations are employed in conjunction with the Underactuation Equivalence Principle for developing a nonlinear control method based on an inverse dynamic approach. As shown in detail in this investigation, the proposed method can be used for analytically solving in an explicit manner the forward and inverse dynamic problems of several nonholonomic mechanical systems. In particular, the tracking control of the unicycle-like mobile robot is considered in this investigation as a benchmark example. Numerical experiments on the dynamic model of the unicycle-like mobile robot confirm the effectiveness of the nonlinear dynamic and control approaches developed in this work. Full article

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