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1st Edition

Design Engineer's Sourcebook

ISBN 9781498763417
Published January 16, 2018 by CRC Press
1218 Pages

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Book Description

Design Engineer's Sourcebook provides a practical resource for engineers, product designers, technical managers, students, and others needing a design-oriented reference. This volume covers the mathematics, mechanics, and materials properties needed for analysis and design, with numerous examples. A wide range of mechanical components and mechanisms are then covered, with case studies interspersed to show real engineering practice. Manufacturing is then surveyed, in the context of mechanical design. The book concludes with information on clutches, brakes, transmission and other topics important for vehicle engineering. Tables, figures and charts are included for reference.

Table of Contents

Section I Reference

1. Mathematics

2. Introduction to Numerical Methods

3. Probability

4. Statistics

5. Properties of Sections and Figures

6. Properties of Engineering Materials

Section II Mechanics

7. Statics

8. Dynamics

9. Mechanical Vibrations

10. Control Systems

11. Physics

12. Thermodynamic Basics

13. Fluid Mechanics

14. Introduction to Analytical Stress Analysis and the Use of Mohr’s Circle

15. Introduction to Experimental Stress Analysis

16. Introduction to Fatigue and Fracture

Section III Design of Mechanical Elements

17. Introduction to Material Selection

18. Beams

19. Torsion of Solid Sections

20. Combined Torsion and Bending

21. Shaft Design Basics

22. Keys and Spline Calculations

23. Columns and Struts

24. Eccentric Loading

25. Thick Cylinders

26. Compound Cylinders

27. Flat Plates

28. Methods of Attachments

29. The Design and Analysis of Helical Compression Springs Manufactured from Round Wire

30. Design and Analysis of Lugs and Shear Pins

31. Mechanical Fasteners

32. Limits and Fits

33. Energy Systems (Flywheels)

34. Introduction to Linkages

35. Introduction to Cams and Followers

36. Geared Systems

37. Power Screws

38. Clutches

39. Design of Brakes

40. Couplings

41. Bearings

42. Engineering Seals

43. Belt Drives

44. Roller Chain Drives

45. Lubrication

46. Introduction to Stepper Motors and Their Drives

47. Squirrel-Cage Motors

48. Synchronous Motors

49. Introduction to Reverse Engineering

50. General Tables

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Keith L. Richards is a mechanical design engineer with over 55 years experience. He started with an engineering apprenticeship at B.S.A. Tools, working on a wide range of machine tools, including automatic lathes. Leaving B.S.A. to work as a freelance engineering designer, he worked on aluminum rolling mill design, industrial forklift trucks, and offshore oil production platforms. More recently Richards has worked in aerospace industry projects, including aircraft undercarriage designs, and envronmental