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Mechanical Engineer's Pocket Book

Book Description

The Newnes Mechanical Engineer’s Pocket Book is a comprehensive collection of data for mechanical engineers and students of mechanical engineering. Bringing together the data and information that is required to-hand when designing, making or repairing mechanical devices and systems, it has been revised to keep pace with changes in technology and standards. The Pocket Book emphasises current engineering practice and is supported by clear accounts of the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering.

Key features include the latest BSI engineering data; focus on engineering design issues; enhanced coverage of roller chain drives, pneumatic and hydraulic systems; and expanded and more accessible detail on statics, dynamics and mathematics.

* Over 300 pages of new material, including the latest standards information from BSI
* Exhaustive collection of data for mechanical engineers and students of mechanical engineering
* Unique emphasis on engineering design, theory, materials and properties

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright page
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. Definitions of entries
    2. Amendments
    3. Review
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. 1: Engineering Mathematics
    1. 1.1 The Greek alphabet
    2. 1.2 Mathematical symbols
    3. 1.3 Units: SI
    4. 1.4 Conversion factors for units
    5. 1.5 Preferred numbers
    6. 1.6 Mensuration
    7. 1.6.2 Solid objects
    8. 1.7 Powers, roots and reciprocals
    9. 1.8 Progressions
    10. 1.9 Trigonometric formulae
  9. 2: Engineering Statics
    1. 2.1 Engineering statics
    2. 2.2 Mass, force and weight
    3. 2.3 Vector diagrams of forces: graphical solution
    4. 2.4 Moments of forces, centre of gravity and centroids of areas
    5. 2.5 Orders of levers
    6. 2.6 Centre of gravity, centroid of areas and equilibrium
    7. 2.7 Friction
    8. 2.8 Stress and strain
    9. 2.9 Beams
    10. 2.10 Stress, strain and deflections in beams
    11. 2.11 Frameworks
    12. 2.12 Hydrostatic pressure
  10. 3: Engineering Dynamics
    1. 3.1 Engineering dynamics
    2. 3.2 Work
    3. 3.3 Energy
    4. 3.4 Power
    5. 3.5 Efficiency
    6. 3.6 Velocity and acceleration
    7. 3.7 Angular motion
    8. 3.8 Balancing rotating masses
    9. 3.9 Relative velocities
    10. 3.10 Kinematics
    11. 3.11 Kinetics
    12. 3.12 Simple harmonic motion
    13. 3.13 Fluid dynamics
  11. 4: Fastenings
    1. 4.1 Screwed fastenings
    2. 4.2 Riveted joints
    3. 4.3 Self-secured joints
    4. 4.4 Miscellaneous fasteners
    5. 4.5 Adhesive bonding of metals
  12. 5: Power Transmission
    1. 5.1 Power transmission: gear drives
    2. 5.2 Power transmission: belt drives
    3. 5.3 Power transmission: chain drives
    4. 5.4 Powertransmission:shafts
    5. 5.5 Tapers
    6. 5.6 Fluid power transmission systems
  13. 6: Engineering Materials
    1. 6.1 Mechanical properties
    2. 6.2 Ferrous metals and alloys
    3. 6.3 Non-ferrous metals and alloys
    4. 6.4 Metallic material sizes
    5. 6.5 Polymeric (plastic) materials
  14. 7: Linear and Geometric Tolerancing of Dimensions
    1. 7.1 Linear tolerancing
    2. 7.2 Standard systems of limits and fits (introduction)
    3. 7.3 Geometric tolerancing
    4. 7.4 Virtual size
    5. 7.5 The economics of geometrical tolerancing
  15. 8: Computer-Aided Engineering
    1. 8.1 Computer numerical control
    2. 8.2 Computer-aided design
    3. 8.3 Industrial robots
  16. Appendix 1: BSI Standards: Sales Order and Enquiry Contacts
    1. Customer services
    2. Information centre
    3. Membership services
    4. Translations and language services
    5. Copyright
    6. Library services
    7. Electronic products help desk
    8. Ordering BSI publications
    9. Non-members
    10. Members
    11. Prices
    12. Members’ order hotline
    13. Priority service
    14. Sales outlets
    15. Information centre
    16. Membership services
    17. Translations and language services
    18. Copyright
    19. BSI print on demand policy
    20. BSI standards
    21. Customer services
    22. Membership administration
    23. Information centre
    24. BSI quality assurance
    25. BSI testing
    26. BSI product certification
    27. BSI training services
    28. BSI global
  17. Appendix 2: Library Sets of British Standards in the UK
  18. Appendix 3: Contributing Companies
  19. Appendix 4: Useful References
  20. Index