3rd Edition

Mechanical Engineering Design

By Ansel C. Ugural Copyright 2021
    852 Pages 683 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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 uses
    • 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.

    Section I Fundamentals

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Materials

    Chapter 3 Stress and Strain

    Chapter 4 Deflection and Impact

    Chapter 5 Energy Methods and Stability

    Section II Failure Prevention

    Chapter 6 Static Failure Criteria and Reliability

    Chapter 7 Fatigue Failure Criteria

    Chapter 8 Surface Failure

    Section III Machine Component Design

    Chapter 9 Shafts and Associated Parts

    Chapter 10 Bearings and Lubrication

    Chapter 11 Spur Gears

    Chapter 12 Helical, Bevel, and Worm Gears

    Chapter 13 Belts, Chains, Clutches, and Brakes

    Chapter 14 Springs

    Chapter 15 Power Screws, Fasteners, and Connections

    Chapter 16 Miscellaneous Mechanical Components

    Chapter 17 Finite Element Analysis in Design

    Chapter 18 Case Studies in Machine Design


    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.