While focusing on the fundamentals of component design, this practical text helps readers learn how to solve engineering problems that involve mechanical components. A proven problem solving methodology guides readers through the process of formulating machine component problems accurately and presenting solutions clearly. In addition, numerous solved examples and end of chapter problems help readers master the material. Graphical procedures help readers visualize the solution format, develop added insight about the significance of the results, and determine how the design can be improved. This title includes a new CD ROM, containing worked solutions to 80 problems in the text and an interactive case study featuring animation, disassembly, and re engineering of a transmisson based on the Chrysler 42LE. Open ended design problems have been added to most chapters. These problems are based on making decisions that involve materials, geometry, and operating conditions. Material selection charts are now included as an aid in choosing appropriate materials for specific applications. Finite element analysis is covered in several section to provide an introduction to this useful tool. Web site addresses are added throughout the text, providing access to additional information on topics ranging from industrial standards to properties of materials. Innovative, web based problems are integrated throughout the text, requiring use of the internet to solve design problems. The text has been completely updated with new illustrations and photographs.
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