Textbook
Design of Mechanical Elements A concise introduction to mechanical design considerations and calculations 

ISBN: 9781119849919 

Design of Mechanical Elements offers an accessible introduction to mechanical design calculations. Written for students encountering the subject for the first time, this concise textbook focuses on fundamental concepts, problem solving, and methodical calculations of common mechanical components, rather than providing a comprehensive treatment of a wide range of components. Each chapter contains a brief overview of key terminology, a clear explanation of the physics underlying the topic, and solution procedures for typical mechanical design and verification problems. The textbook is divided into three sections, beginning with an overview of the mechanical design process and coverage of basic design concepts including material selection, statistical considerations, tolerances, and safety factors. The next section discusses strength of materials in the context of design of mechanical elements, illustrating different types of static and dynamic loading problems and their corresponding failure criteria. In the concluding section, students learn to combine and apply these concepts and techniques to design specific mechanical elements including shafts, bolted and welded joints, bearings, and gears.
Supplying the basic skills and knowledge necessary for methodically performing basic mechanical design calculations, Design of Mechanical Elements: A Concise Introduction to Mechanical Design Considerations and Calculations is the perfect primary textbook for singlesemester undergraduate mechanical design courses. 