2nd Edition

Blake's Design of Mechanical Joints

By Harold Josephs, Ronald Huston Copyright 2019
    426 Pages 347 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Blake's Design of Mechanical Joints, Second Edition, is an updated revision of Alexander Blake’s authoritative book on mechanical joint and fastener design. This revision brings Blake’s 1985 volume up-to-date with modern developments in joint design, and recent technological advances in metallic and non-metallic materials, and in adhesive joining technologies. The book retains Blake’s lucid, readable style and his balance of basic concepts with practical applications. Coverage of statistical methods, computational software usage, extensive examples, and a full glossary have been added to make the new edition a comprehensive, practical sourcebook for today's mechanical design engineers.

    1. Introduction

    2. Basic Concepts of Fasteners

    3. Concepts of Strength and Failure

    4. Quality Measurement and Statistics

    5. Riveted and Bolted Joints

    6. Flanges and Stiffeners

    7. Clamps and Pipe Joints

    8. Joint Connections: Pins, Couplings, and Other Joint Fittings

    9. Design of Welded Joints

    10. Membrane Joints

    11. Design for Adhesion


    Harold Josephs is Professor Emeritus of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI, since 1984 He received his M.S. degree from Villanova University, and his Ph.D. from the Union Institute, and worked in industry for General Electric and Ford Motor Company. His research interests are in fastening and joining, human factors, ergonomics, and safety. Dr. Josephs is s a licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Certified Quality Engineer, Fellow of the Michigan Society of Engineers, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.

    Ronald L. Huston is Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering department at the University of Cincinnati, and Director of the Institute for Applied Interdisciplinary Research. He earned his MS in Civil Engineering and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, and has served as Division Director of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Huston’s fields of research are Biomechanics and Cell Mechanics.