Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081023679, 9780081023686

Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook

2nd Edition

Authors: Peter Childs
eBook ISBN: 9780081023686
Paperback ISBN: 9780081023679
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 870
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Mechanical Design Engineering Handbook, Second Edition 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.

This fully updated second edition includes new material on tolerancing, alternative approaches to design, and robotics, as well as references to the latest ISO and US engineering regulations.

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.

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.

Key Features

  • Clear, concise text explains key component technology, with step-by-step procedures, fully worked design scenarios, component images and cross-sectional line drawings all incorporated for ease of understanding
  • Provides essential data, equations and interactive ancillaries, including calculation spreadsheets, to inform decision making, design evaluation and incorporation of components into overall designs
  • Design procedures and methods covered include references to national and international standards where appropriate
  • New to this edition: flow-charts to help select technology; Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA); product, service and system design models; Functional Analysis Diagrams (FADs); Design for Excellence (DFX); design for MADE; the process of remanufacture


Design engineers working in mechanical engineering, tribology, robotics, energy and power. Students of mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering

Table of Contents

  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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About the Author

Peter Childs

Peter Childs is the Professorial Lead in Engineering Design at the Imperial College London and Joint Course Director for the Innovation Design Engineering program run in conjunction with the Royal College of Art, London. He has spent the last 20 years actively involved in industrial research and development, including projects for the likes of Ford, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Alstom, DaimlerChrysler and Volvo. He is a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine Institute John P Davies award for exceptional contribution to the literature of gas turbine technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Engineering Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

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