Description

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

Key Features

* 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

Readership

Undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Industrial design; Automotive Engineering.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Total Design
Introduction
The design process
Case study
Total design
Product design specification
Conceptual design
Boundary shifting
Brainstorming
Morphological analysis
Function trees
The technology base
Conclusions
References
Worksheet
Part 2: Mechanical Engineering
Introduction
Thermodynamics
Fluid mechanics
Heat transfer
Power plants
Mechanics
Statics
Dynamics
Materials
Metals
Plastics
Composites
Ceramics
Electrical Machines
References
Part 3: Machine Elements
Introduction
Tribology
Bearings
Gears, belts and chains
Clutches and brakes
Sealing
References
Part 4: Bearings
An Introduction to bearings
Sliding bearings
Lubricants
Design of boundary lubricated bearings
Design of full film hydrodynamic bearings
Rolling contact bearings
Bearing life and selection
Bering installation
References
Worksheet
Part 5: Shafts
Introduction
Shaft-hub connection
Shaft-shaft connection - couplings
Flywheels
Discs
Disc stresses
Cams
Critical speeds and shaft deflection
ASME design code for transmission shafting
References Worksheet
Part 6: Gears and gearboxes
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Details

No. of pages:
384
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080473420
Print ISBN:
9780750657716

Reviews

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.'