Mechanical Engineering Design, Third Edition strikes a balance between theory and application, and prepares students for more advanced study or professional practice. Updated throughout, it outlines basic concepts and provides the necessary theory to gain insight into mechanics with numerical methods in design. Divided into three sections, the text presents background topics, addresses failure prevention across a variety of machine elements, and covers the design of machine components as well as entire machines. Optional sections treating special and advanced topics are also included.
- Places a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of mechanics of materials as they relate to the study of mechanical design
- Furnishes material selection charts and tables as an aid for specific utilizations
- Includes numerous practical case studies of various components and machines
- Covers applied finite element analysis in design, offering this useful tool for computer-oriented examples
- Addresses the ABET design criteria in a systematic manner
- Presents independent chapters that can be studied in any order
- Introduces optional MATLAB® solutions tied to the book and student learning resources
Mechanical Engineering Design, Third Edition allows students to gain a grasp of the fundamentals of machine design and the ability to apply these fundamentals to various new engineering problems.
Table of Contents
BASICS. Introduction. Materials. Stress and Strain. Deflection and Impact. Energy Methods and Stability. FAILURE PREVENTION. Static Failure Criteria and Reliability. Fatigue Failure Criteria. Surface Failure. APPLICATIONS. Shafts and Associated Parts. Bearings and Lubrication. Spur Gears. Helical, Bevel, and Worm Gears. Belts, Chains, Clutches, and Brakes. Mechanical Springs. Power Screws, Fasteners, and Connections. Miscellaneous Machine Components. Finite Element Analysis in Design. A Case Study in Machine Design. Appendices. Answers to Selected Problems. References.
Ansel C. Ugural, Ph.D., is a visiting professor of mechanical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey. He was a National Science Foundation fellow and has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Ugural held positions at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he served for two decades as a professor and chairman of the mechanical engineering department. He has considerable and diverse industrial experience in both full-time and consulting capacities as a design, development, and research engineer.
Dr. Ugural earned his M.S. in mechanical engineering and Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has been a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Engineering Education. He is also listed in Who’s Who in Engineering.
Professor Ugural is the author of several books, including Mechanical Design: An Integrated Approach (McGraw-Hill, 2004); Mechanical Design of Machine Components (CRC Press, 2nd ed., 2015); Stresses in Plates and Shells (McGraw-Hill, 1999); Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis (CRC Press, 4th ed., 2016); Mechanics of Materials (McGraw-Hill, 1990); and Mechanics of Materials (Wiley, 2008). Some of these books have been translated into Korean, Chinese, and Portuguese. Dr. Ugural is also the coauthor (with S.K. Fenster) of Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity (Pearson, 6th ed., 2020). In addition, he has published numerous articles in trade and professional journals.