Basic Engineering Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780434919499, 9781483183152

Basic Engineering Technology

1st Edition

Editors: R L Timings
eBook ISBN: 9781483183152
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1988
Page Count: 204
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Basic Engineering Technology covers various topics related to engineering, from safety procedures and movement of loads to measurement and dimensional control. Marking out, workholding, and toolholding are also discussed, along with joining, assembly, and dismantling. The interpretation of technical drawings, specifications, and data is considered as well.

Comprised of 10 chapters, this book begins with a historical overview of the development of the engineering industry, followed by a discussion on the academic qualifications and training of the various categories of technical personnel employed in the industry. The reader is then introduced to safe practices observed in the engineering industry, with emphasis on health and safety legislation, causes of accidents, and accident prevention. Subsequent chapters focus on safety considerations in the movement of loads; measurement and control of dimensional properties; advantages and disadvantages of marking out; workholding and toolholding applications; and assembly and dismantling.

This monograph is intended for undergraduate students and those enrolled in training centers and in industrial apprentice training schemes.

Table of Contents



1 Industrial Studies

1.1 The Industrial Revolution

1.2 The Development of the Engineering Industry

1.3 Trade Unions

1.4 Employers'Organizations

1.5 Basic Commercial Concepts

1.6 The Engineering Industry

1.7 Structure of a Company

1.8 Personnel in a Company

1.9 Education and Training

Further Reading


2 Observing Safe Practices

2.1 Health and Safety Legislation

2.2 Health and Safety Executive

2.3 Employers' Responsibilities

2.4 Employees' Responsibilities

2.5 Causes of Accidents

2.6 Accident Prevention

2.7 Personal Attitudes to Safety

2.8 Safety Procedures

2.9 Electrical Hazards: Legislation and Regulations

2.10 Electrical Hazards: General Safety Rules

2.11 Procedure in Case of Electric Shock

2.12 Artificial Respiration

2.13 Fire Prevention, Procedures and Legislation

2.14 Fire-Fighting Equipment

2.15 General Safety Rules Exercises

3 Movement of Loads

3.1 Loads and Safety

3.2 Manual Handling

3.3 Mechanical Lifting Gear

3.4 General Safety Rules

3.5 Accessories for Lifting Gear

3.6 Transporting Loads

3.7 Knots in Ropes and Slings


4 Measurement and Dimensional Control

4.1 Measurement as a Comparator Process

4.2 Dimensional Properties

4.3 Standards of Measurement

4.4 Advantages of Standards

4.5 Measurement of Length

4.6 Measurement of Angles

4.7 Dimensional Deviation

4.8 Accuracy

4.9 Factors Affecting Accuracy

4.10 Terminology of Measurement

4.11 Miscellaneous Equipment

4.12 General Rules for Accurate Measurement


5 Marking Out

5.1 Purposes, Advantages and Disadvantages of Marking Out

5.2 Methods of Marking Out

5.3 Marking-Out Equipment

5.4 Materials for Marking-Out Equipment

5.5 Datum Points, Lines and Surfaces

5.6 Use of the Coordinate Table

5.7 Efficient Marking Out


6 Workholding and Toolholding

6.1 The Need for Workholding: Location and Restraint

6.2 Basic Concepts of Workholding

6.3 Precautions When Workholding

6.4 Workholding Applications

6.5 Lathe Workholding

6.6 Toolholding Applications


7 Material Removal

7.1 The Cutting Edge

7.2 The Application of Cutting Angles

7.3 Depth of Cut and Feed

7.4 Forces Acting on a Cutting Tool

7.5 Drilling

7.6 Parallel Turning

7.7 Taper Turning

7.8 Transverse Turning: Surfacing

7.9 Transverse Turning: Grooving and Parting Off

7.10 Boring

7.11 Horizontal Milling Machine

7.12 Vertical Milling Machine

7.13 Shaping Machine

7.14 Sawing


8 Joining

8.1 The Purpose of Joining

8.2 The Range of Joints

8.3 Riveted Joints

8.4 Compression Joints

8.5 Soft Soldered Joints

8.6 Hard Soldered Joints

8.7 Fusion Welded Joints

8.8 Adhesive Bonded Joints

8.9 Screwed Fastenings

8.10 Pins, Cotters and Keys

8.11 Equipment and Consumables


9 Interpreting Drawings, Specifications and Data

9.1 Purpose of Technical Drawings

9.2 Standards in Technical Communication

9.3 Methods of Communicating Technical Information

9.4 Interpretation of Technical Drawings

9.5 Orthographic Projection

9.6 Conventions

9.7 Dimensioning

9.8 Pictorial Views

9.9 Identification of Components

9.10 Interpreting Tables and Graphs

9.11 Colour Coding


10 Assembly and Dismantling

10.1 The Need for Assembly

10.2 The Need for Dismantling

10.3 Methods of Assembly and Dismantling

10.4 Selection of Methods of Assembly and Dismantling

10.5 Relationship Between Assembled Components

10.6 Forces in Assembly and Dismantling

10.7 Tools Used for Assembly and Dismantling

10.8 Miscellaneous Equipment Used in Assembly and Dismantling

10.9 Precautions

10.10 The Influence of Material Properties

10.11 General Rules for Assembly and Dismantling

10.12 Assembling Pipework Systems

10.13 Pipe Jointing

10.14 Dismantling Pipework Systems


Answers to Exercises


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