Kineto-Elastodynamics is the study of the motion of mechanisms consisting of elements which may deflect due to external loads or internal body forces. The requirement for machines to run at higher speeds brought to the surface many problems, such as balancing and vibrations, which were not serious factors at lower speeds. This review presents a general summary and attempts to organize the nomenclature of mechanism dynamics. It also indicates the current trend in the literature of kineto-elastodynamics and points the way to a possible unification of all dynamic effects.
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Acknowledgements- The authors express their appreciation to the National Science Foundation for support of their research through Grant No. GK-4049 sponsored by the Engineering Mechanics Program. Engineering Division of N.S.F. They would also like to thank Mr. J. Peter Sadler for his research assistance.