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Choice of Books needed

Choice of Books needed

Choice of Books needed

I am a recent graduate engineer & in need of some books to help me. The subjects I need are:
Gear design (involute type)
Material Properties
Stress & deflection of a material due to an external load etc..
Any other recommendations would be appreciated.

RE: Choice of Books needed

Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the P. E. Exam by Michael Lindeberg is a good general purpose handbook that has a section on gear design. I think it's reasonably good, but is only a small portion of the book. You may want to see if you can find it in a college library and just look at the part you need (chapter 57).

RE: Choice of Books needed

The Principle of Naval Engineering (PNE) does have in on gear design.

RE: Choice of Books needed

A very good general purpose book that I like is "Mechanical Design Handbook" by Harold A. Rothbart, Publisher McGraw-Hill. It cover a wide variety of mechanical concepts and applications. What I like best though is a fair amount of theory is presented so if equations need to be slightly altered for your situation, you can. It also provides a very detailed biblio at the end of each chapter which is a nice resource if you need to dig deeper into a subject.

I just checked amazon.com and it is available. Good Luck!

RE: Choice of Books needed

Roark's "Formulas for Stress and Strain" (McGraw Hill)is always a great first place to look for general equations for beams, plates, and shells.

RE: Choice of Books needed

There's a good selection of basic books at www.icrank.com

RE: Choice of Books needed

Marks handbook for Mechanical Engineers has all of the items you listed. Published by McGraw-Hill. The Machinery Handbook has all the gear information that you could ever want <grin>. Check Stanford University's mechanical engineering website too. Useful engineering reference dta can be found at:

RE: Choice of Books needed

For gear information, I suggest 'Gear Handbook', by Darle Dudley, McGraw-Hill.

RE: Choice of Books needed

I vote equally for Mark's and Lindeberg's books. I use them regularly.

RE: Choice of Books needed

I recommend the following:
Mechanical Engineering Design by Shigley for a general reference of Machine Design. This will cover general stress and strain, machine elements (gears, shafts, etc.).
Gear Handbook by Dudley (as Clair suggested) is great for advanced gear design and analysis.

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