Machine design occupies a prominent position in the curriculum of Mechanical Engineering. It consists of applications of scientifi c principles, technical information and innovative ideas for the development of a new or improved machine. The task of a machine designer has never been easy, since he has to consider a number of factors, which are not always compatible with the present-day technology. In the context of today’s technical and social climate, the designer’s task has become increasingly diffi cult. Today’s designer is required to account for many factors and considerations that are almost impossible for one individual to be thoroughly conversant with. At the same time, he cannot afford to play a role of something like that of a music director. He must have a special competence of his own and a reasonable knowledge of other ‘instruments.’
This book is intended to serve as a textbook for the course in machine design. It covers the syllabi of Universities, technical boards and professional examining bodies in the country. This textbook is particularly written for the students of the Indian sub-continent, who find difficulties while adopting the textbooks written by foreign authors.
New chapters on 'Design of Riveted Joints' and 'Design of Engine Components'
Indian standards used throughout the book for materials, tolerances, screw threads, springs, gears, wire ropes and pressure vessels
Incorporates step-by-step problem solving methodology
Exhaustive pedagogical features include
356 Solved examples
717 Short-answer type questions
216 Practice problems
Table of Contents 1 Introduction 2 Engineering Materials 3 Manufacturing Considerations In Design 4 Design Against Static Load 5 Design Against Fluctuating Load 6 Power Screws 7 Threaded Joints 8 Welded & Riveted Joints 9 Shafts, Keys And Couplings 10 Springs 11 Friction Clutches 12 Brakes 13 Belt Drives 14 Chain Drives 15 Rolling Contact Bearings 16 Sliding Contact Bearings 17 Spur Gears 18 Helical Gears 19 Bevel Gears 20 Worm Gears 21 Flywheel 22 Cylinders And Pressure Vessels 23 Miscellaneous Machine Elements 24 Statistical Consideration In Design 25 Design of IC Engine Components