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Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook

Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook is a straight-talking and forward-thinking reference covering the design, specification, selection, use and integration of machine elements fundamental to a wide range of engineering applications.

Develop or refresh your mechanical design skills in the areas of bearings, shafts, gears, seals, belts and chains, clutches and brakes, springs, fasteners, pneumatics and hydraulics, amongst other core mechanical elements, and dip in for principles, data and calculations as needed to inform and evaluate your on-the-job decisions.

Covering the full spectrum of common mechanical and machine components that act as building blocks in the design of mechanical devices, Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook also includes worked design scenarios and essential background on design methodology to help you get started with a problem and repeat selection processes with successful results time and time again.

This practical handbook will make an ideal shelf reference for those working in mechanical design across a variety of industries and a valuable learning resource for advanced students undertaking engineering design modules and projects as part of broader mechanical, aerospace, automotive and manufacturing programs.


Professional engineers involved in mechanical and machine design, including those working within automotive, aerospace and related mechanical industries, and Advanced students and graduates undertaking modules in design as part of mechanical, automotive and aerospace degree programs.

Hardbound, 856 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-08-097759-1


  • Preface
    1. Design
    2. Specification
    3. Ideation
    4. Machine elements
    5. Journal bearings
    6.Rolling element bearings
    7. Shafts
    8. Gears
    9. Spur and helical gear stressing
    10. Bevel gears
    11. Worm gears
    12. Belt and chain drives
    13. Clutches and brakes
    14. Seals
    15. Springs
    16. Fastening and power screws
    17. Wire rope
    18. Pneumatics and hydraulics
    19. Engineering tolerancing


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