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Design Engineer's Case Studies and Examples

1st Edition

By Keith L. Richards

CRC Press

175 pages | 72 B/W Illus.

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The Engineering Council (UK) have reported an encouraging increase in the applications for Engineering Technician (Eng. Tech) registration, both from applicants following a work-based learning program and individuals without formal qualifications but who have verifiable competence through substantial working experiences and self-study.

Design Engineer's Case Studies and Examples has been written for these young engineers. The contents have been selected on typical subjects that developing engineers may be expected to cover in their professional career and gives solutions to typical problems that may arise in mechanical design.

The subjects covered include the following:

  • Introduction to stress calculations
  • Basic shaft design
  • Beams under bending
  • Keys and spline strength calculations
  • Columns and struts
  • Gears
  • Material selection
  • Conversions and general tables


"This book is of the quality, practicality, and usefulness as his earlier text on mechanical design. Material is presented in a manner such that it can be very useful for students in undergraduate courses, those preparing for professional registration, and practicing engineers. Keith provides the equations necessary perform an evaluation; then, includes examples showing the methodology for applying those equations along with the thought process required to achieve a correct answer."

—Richard E. Dippery, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., Kettering University

"Design Engineer’s Case Studies and Examples provides a concise compilation of a wide scope of material invaluable to anyone encountering mechanical design applications. It will prove a handy reference for both the practicing professional and the beginning student."

—James A. Speck, P.E., The Johnson Gage Company

Table of Contents

Introduction to Stress and Strain

Beam Sections Subject to Bending

Shaft Design Basics

Combined Torsion and Bending

Keys and Spline Calculations

Methods of Attachments

Columns and Struts

Eccentric Loading

Flat Plates

Thick Cylinders

Energy Formulae


Introduction to Material Selection

General Tables

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General