Handbook of Engineering Design

Handbook of Engineering Design

1st Edition - January 19, 1988

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  • Author: Roy D Cullum
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102016

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The Handbook of Engineering Design aims to give accurate information on design from past publications and past papers that are relevant to design. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 deals with stages in design as well as the factors to consider such as economics, safety, and reliability; engineering materials, its factors of safety, and the choice of material; stress analysis; and the design aspects of production processes. Part 2 covers the expansion and contraction of design; the preparation of technical specification; the design audit; and the structure and organization of design offices. The text is recommended to engineers who are in need of a guide that is easy to understand and concise.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    Part 1

    1 Stages in Design

    1.1 Disciplined Creativity

    1.2 Economics

    1.3 Safety

    1.4 Method of Manufacture

    1.5 Reliability

    1.6 Aesthetics

    1.7 Ergonomics


    2 Engineering Materials

    2.1 Factors Of Safety

    2.2 Choice Of Material

    2.3 Ferrous Metals

    2.4 Cast Iron

    2.5 Aluminum and Its Alloys

    2.6 Magnesium

    2.7 Brass

    2.8 Thermoplastics

    Glossary Of Metallurgy

    Bibliography And Addresses

    3 Stress Analysis

    3.1 Experimental Stress Analysis

    3.2 Photoelastic Stress Analysis


    4 Bearings

    4.1 Plain Bearings

    4.2 Rolling Element Bearings

    4.3 Magnetic Bearings

    4.4 Bearing Life


    5 Fastenings

    5.1 A Logical Approach to Secure Bolting

    5.2 Selecting A Fastener

    5.3 Bolts, Screws, Nuts and Washers

    5.4 Special Fasteners, Including Blind Fasteners

    5.5 Rivets, Including Blind Rivets


    6 Fluid Power

    6.1 Understanding Basic Oil Hydraulics

    6.2 Hydraulic Motors

    6.3 Hydraulic Cylinders

    6.4 Hydraulic Pumps

    6.5 Compressed Air

    7 Design Aspects Of Production Processes

    7.1 Basic Forming Processes

    7.2 Specialized Processes

    7.3 General Shaping Processes

    7.4 Joining and Surfacing Processes

    7.5 Electrical Machining Methods

    Some Useful Addresses


    8 Jigs, Fixtures and Tools

    8.1 The Function of Jigs and Fixtures

    8.2 Designing for Production

    8.3 Tooling for Producing Plane Surfaces

    8.4 Abrading Processes

    8.5 Pneumatic and Hydraulic Jigs and Fixtures

    Bibliography and Addresses

    9 Spring Design


    9.1 Simplified Material Selection

    9.2 Compression Springs

    9.3 Extension Springs

    9.4 High-Temperature Springs

    9.5 Torsion Springs

    9.6 Power, Motor Or Clock Springs

    9.7 Flat Springs

    9.8 Spring Washers

    9.10 Selection of Spring Materials

    10 Heat Exchangers


    10.1 Modes of Heat Transfer

    10.2 Sizing Heat Exchangers

    10.3 Types of Heat Exchanger

    10.4 Materials of Construction


    11 Computer-Aided Design

    11.1 Compass

    11.2 Design Sequence

    11.3 Benefits


    Part 2

    12 Design—to Expand or Contract Out?

    12.1 To Expand Or Contract Out?

    12.2 Considerations of In-House Expansion

    12.3 Considerations of Contracting Out

    12.4 Discussion

    13 Preparing A Technical Specification

    13.1 Data Sheets

    13.2 Specification Text

    13.3 Specification Pitfalls

    13.4 Specification Presentation

    14 The Design Audit

    14.1 Why Do A Design Audit?

    14.2 Design Audit Procedure

    14.3 Examples of Design Audit in Action

    14.4 Conclusion

    15 Structure and Organization in Design Offices

    15.1 Management and Organization

    15.2 Human Factors in Organization

    15.3 Environment and Design Office Work

    15.4 Organization Structures

    15.5 The Role of Checkers and Checking Facilities

    15.6 The Use of Contract Designers and Outside Design Bureau

    15.7 Education and Training of Designers


    16 Design Services

    16.1 Engineering Manuals

    16.2 Design and Design Services

    16.3 Summary


    Directory Addresses


Product details

  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
  • Published: January 19, 1988
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102016

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Roy D Cullum

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