Dudley's Handbook of Practical Gear Design and Manufacture: 3rd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Dudley's Handbook of Practical Gear Design and Manufacture

3rd Edition

By Stephen P. Radzevich

CRC Press

629 pages | 573 B/W Illus.

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Dudley's Handbook of Practical Gear Design & Manufacture, Third Edition, is the definitive reference work for gear design, production, inspection, and application. This fully updated edition provides practical methods of gear design, and gear manufacturing methods, for high-, medium-, and low-volume production. Comprehensive tables and references are included in the text and in its extensive appendices, providing an invaluable source information for all those involved in the field of gear technology.


"This book is a valuable resource for gear engineers because it covers most of the issues a gear engineer must deal with. I like the updating (in the Third Edition) to add Direct Gear Design and the Finite Element Method. Its strongest benefit is that it preserves Dudley’s archives."

Robert Errichello, GEARTECH, Townsend, Montana, USA

"Dudley´s Gear Handbook has been a very well-known and often used standard book in the hands of general engineers and specifically gear engineers over many years. In the new edition several chapters were added which are essential in modern gear design. These are the very comprehensive description of Gear Load Rating including relevant standards, the discussion of Asymmetric Gear Design and last but not least the use of Finite Element Analysis in gear applications. Dudley´s original diction and pictures preserve a high recognition value of the book, however, in some cases it could be appropriate to think of modernizing some pictures in this or a next revision. This undoubtedly standard Handbook over many years has made significant gains with the new edition. I can only highly recommend it to every gear engineer."

Karsten Stahl, Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany

Table of Contents

Gear-Design Trends. Gear Types and Nomenclature. Gear Tooth Design. Preliminary Design Considerations. Design Formulas. Gear Materials. Gear-Manufacturing Methods. Design of Tools to Make Gear Teeth. The Kinds and Causes of Gear Failures. Special Design Problems. Gear Reactions and Mountings. Gear Vibration. Appendix

About the Author

Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich is a professor of mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering, and has extensive industrial experience. He has spent over 35 years developing software, hardware, and other processes for gear design and optimization. He has authored numerous books and scientific papers on gear technologies, and holds patents for inventions in the field.

Subject Categories

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