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Design Engineers Handbook Keith L. Richards
Student design engineers often require a “cookbook” approach to solving certain problems in mechanical engineering. With this focus on providing simplified information that is easy to retrieve, retired mechanical design engineer Keith L. Richards has written Design Engineer’s Handbook.
This book conveys the author’s insights from his decades of experience in fields ranging from machine tools to aerospace. Sharing the vast knowledge and experience that has served him well in his own career, this book is specifically aimed at the student design engineer who has left full- or part-time academic studies and requires a handy reference handbook to use in practice. Full of material often left out of many academic references, this book includes important in-depth coverage of key topics, such as:
Effects of fatigue and fracture in catastrophic failures
Lugs and shear pins
Helical compression springs
Thick-walled or compound cylinders
Cam and follower design
Beams and torsion
Limits and fits and gear systems
Use of Mohr’s circle in both analytical and experimental stress analysis
This guide has been written not to replace established primary reference books but to provide a secondary handbook that gives student designers additional guidance. Helping readers determine the most efficiently designed and cost-effective solutions to a variety of engineering problems, this book offers a wealth of tables, graphs, and detailed design examples that will benefit new mechanical engineers from all walks.
When writing a guide on this topic, it’s troublesome to resolve what to depart out. The world of mechanical design engineering may be very broad and covers a variety of topics. This guide is particularly aimed on the pupil design engineer who has left full- or part-time tutorial research and requires a helpful reference handbook. A number of the titles could seem a bit obscure, however in my expertise, working in a variety of industries from machine instruments to aerospace, I’ve used these topics usually.The chapters on beams and torsion are included for apparent causes. Why a chapter on limits and matches? Some pupil engineers have issue in figuring out the proper sort of match to specify and choose both a mixture that’s too free or one that’s costly to achieve. The chapter on lugs and shear pins is necessary within the design engineer’s armory, as you’ll meet this design characteristic time and time once more.
It’s fairly stunning that some lug designs are both underor overdesigned and have failed with very costly outcomes. I’ve addressed points with mechanical fasteners, extra particularly bolts and screws. I’ve not mentioned different types of fasteners akin to rivets, and so forth, as a result of there was inadequate house to do the topic full justice. This can be left to future publications. As a result of thick-wall or compound cylinders are usually not the unique province of the hydraulic or pneumatic engineer and are used fairly extensively in mechanical engineering as connection options, I felt the topic must be lined.
The chapter protecting helical compression springs will probably be helpful to the coed engineer. I debated whether or not to incorporate stress and torsion springs however determined towards that in the intervening time. This can be included in future publications. The helical compression spring is essentially the most generally used spring, which justified protection in its personal chapter. I introduce the topic of analytical stress evaluation utilizing the Mohr’s circle.
It’s stunning that there are such a lot of pupil engineers who’ve solely had a passing reference to the circle; it has been utilized by me extensively in my profession, because it helps to clarify fairly advanced stress points. Two chapters are dedicated to stress evaluation protecting each analytical and experimental evaluation. Though the chapter on experimental stress evaluation could also be thought of rudimentary, it can give the reader an introduction to the topic. Fatigue and fracture have grow to be crucial topics in engineering.
At occasions, fatigue and fracture can produce quite a lot of catastrophic failures, starting from the early comet disasters to quite a lot of bridges and walkways failing. Typically, a untimely failure because of fatigue will be attributed to design errors, and the design engineer have to be on his guard when designing parts which might be topic to cyclic loading. The chapter on gear methods must be self-explanatory. Ultimately, the engineer will probably be confronted with an issue concerning gearing, and a number of the examples proven will probably be of help. Lastly, the chapter on cams and followers I contemplate necessary as a result of the data right here will probably be helpful in a movement management drawback; it will give the reader an perception into the problems related to cams and followers.
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Author(s): Keith L. Richards
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2012
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