Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design
R.G. Budynas & J.K. Nisbett
The popular textbook originally written by Joseph Shigley continues to be the definitive reference on the design of mechanical components. Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design is a fantastic resource.
One of the bigger textbooks on the market, this extensive reference introduces the principles of design, some materials and load and stress analysis, deflection and stiffness, failure prevention (design for fatigue due to various loadings) and the design of mechanical elements including shafts, joints (nonpermanent items such as screws and fasteners, permanent joints such as weldings and bondings), springs, bearings and various gears.
There are also extended sections on automotive components (flywheels, clutches, brakes and couplings), power transmission and flexible mechanical elements. There is also solutions to several selected problems in the appendix. This book is good for anyone who deals with the design or understanding of components, and is a complete reference for the design of machine components. While it is most useful for Mechanical Engineering students, it can also be useful for Civil Engineering students.
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