This book introduces the subject of total design, and introduces the design and selection of various common mechanical engineering components and machine elements. These provide "building blocks", with which the engineer can practice his or her art.
The approach adopted for defining design follows that developed by the SEED (Sharing Experience in Engineering Design) programme where design is viewed as "the total activity necessary to provide a product or process to meet a market need." Within this framework the book concentrates on developing detailed mechanical design skills in the areas of bearings, shafts, gears, seals, belt and chain drives, clutches and brakes, springs and fasteners. Where standard components are available from manufacturers, the steps necessary for their specification and selection are developed.
The framework used within the text has been to provide descriptive and illustrative information to introduce principles and individual components and to expose the reader to the detailed methods and calculations necessary to specify and design or select a component. To provide the reader with sufficient information to develop the necessary skills to repeat calculations and selection processes, detailed examples and worked solutions are supplied throughout the text.
This book is principally a Year/Level 1 and 2 undergraduate text. Pre-requisite skills include some year one undergraduate mathematics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, principles of materials, statics and dynamics. However, as the subjects are introduced in a descriptive and illustrative format and as full worked solutions are provided, it is possible for readers without this formal level of education to benefit from this book. The text is specifically aimed at automotive and mechanical engineering degree programmes and would be of value for modules in design, mechanical engineerin
- New chapters on casings and enclosures, springs, and fasteners
- New information on important machine elements such as sensors and actuators
- Clear explanation of the total mechanical design process through the use of text, photographs, diagrams, step-by-step procedures and case studies
Undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Industrial design; Automotive Engineering.
Part 1: Total Design
The design process
Product design specification
The technology base
Part 2: Mechanical Engineering
Part 3: Machine Elements
Gears, belts and chains
Clutches and brakes
Part 4: Bearings
An Introduction to bearings
Design of boundary lubricated bearings
Design of full film hydrodynamic bearings
Rolling contact bearings
Bearing life and selection
Part 5: Shafts
Shaft-shaft connection - couplings
Critical speeds and shaft deflection
ASME design code for transmission shafting
Part 6: Gears and gearboxes
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2003
- 4th December 2003
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ibaraki University, Japan
Department of Mechano-Aerospace Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Department of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan
Comments on textbook questionnaires from previous edition: 'Good general text for Mechanical Engineering Design courses. In depth look at gears, shafts, bearings, etc. ' 'Excellent for detailed design studies.' 'An excellent txt to help students design specific components for a particular design application. This book is an excellent source of procedural and theoretical information. Highly recommended.'