This book presents versatile, modern and creative applications of
graph theory in mechanical engineering, robotics and computer
networks. Topics related to mechanical engineering include e.g.
machine and mechanism science, mechatronics,
robotics, gearing and transmissions, design theory and
production processes. The graphs treated are simple graphs,
weighted and mixed graphs, bond graphs, Petri nets, logical trees
etc. The authors represent several countries in Europe and
America, and their contributions show how different, elegant,
useful and fruitful the utilization of graphs in modelling of
engineering systems can be.