Standard Handbook of Chains

Author: American Chain Association
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420027344
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since its founding, the American Chain Association (ACA) has set the standard of excellence in developing the chain industry and enhancing the benefit to customers. The first edition of Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling served as the keystone reference to the field for more than twenty years. Fully updated with the latest developments, the Standard Handbook of Chains: Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling, Second Edition continues to build upon the more than 100 years of research and practical experience developed by the ACA. This hands-on reference provides up-to-date guidance on the selection, design, utilization, and maintenance of various types of chains. It authoritatively covers the use of chains in various application environments, terminology, safety procedures, and the history of chains. The book features consistent selection guidelines to ensure a proper choice of chain every time. Updates include new information on chain design considerations, power ratings for roller and silent chains, and selecting drives with a life other than 15,000 hours. This edition includes an entirely new chapter on flat-top chain conveyors. Including many helpful illustrations and a comprehensive troubleshooting table, the Standard Handbook of Chains: Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling, Second Edition is the definitive handbook for anyone involved in the design, selection, use, and maintenance of all types of chains.

Mechanical Tolerance Stackup and Analysis Second Edition

Author: Bryan R. Fischer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439863253
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Use Tolerance Analysis Techniques to Avoid Design, Quality, and Manufacturing Problems Before They Happen Often overlooked and misunderstood, tolerance analysis is a critical part of improving products and their design processes. Because all manufactured products are subject to variation, it is crucial that designers predict and understand how these changes can affect form, fit, and function of parts and assemblies—and then communicate their findings effectively. Written by one of the developers of ASME Y14.5 and other geometric dimension and tolerancing (GD&T) standards, Mechanical Tolerance Stackup and Analysis, Second Edition offers an overview of techniques used to assess and convey the cumulative effects of variation on the geometric relationship between part and assembly features. The book focuses on some key components: it explains often misunderstood sources of variation and how they contribute to this deviation in assembled products, as well as how to model that variation in a useful manner. New to the Second Edition: Explores ISO and ASME GD&T standards—including their similarities and differences Covers new concepts and content found in ASME Y14.5-2009 standard Introduces six-sigma quality and tolerance analysis concepts Revamps figures throughout The book includes step-by-step procedures for solving tolerance analysis problems on products defined with traditional plus/minus tolerancing and GD&T. This helps readers understand potential variations, set up the problem, achieve the desired solution, and clearly communicate the results. With added application examples and features, this comprehensive volume will help design engineers enhance product development and safety, ensuring that parts and assemblies carry out their intended functions. It will also help manufacturing, inspection, assembly, and service personnel troubleshoot designs, verify that in-process steps meet objectives, and find ways to improve performance and reduce costs.

Principles of Composite Material Mechanics Third Edition

Author: Ronald F. Gibson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439850054
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Third Edition presents a unique blend of classical and contemporary mechanics of composites technologies. While continuing to cover classical methods, this edition also includes frequent references to current state-of-the-art composites technology and research findings. New to the Third Edition Many new worked-out example problems, homework problems, figures, and references An appendix on matrix concepts and operations Coverage of particle composites, nanocomposites, nanoenhancement of conventional fiber composites, and hybrid multiscale composites Expanded coverage of finite element modeling and test methods Easily accessible to students, this popular bestseller incorporates the most worked-out example problems and exercises of any available textbook on mechanics of composite materials. It offers a rich, comprehensive, and up-to-date foundation for students to begin their work in composite materials science and engineering. A solutions manual and PowerPoint presentations are available for qualifying instructors.

Mechanical Vibration

Author: Haym Benaroya
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420080571
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mechanical Vibration: Analysis, Uncertainties, and Control simply and comprehensively addresses the fundamental principles of vibration theory, emphasizing its application in solving practical engineering problems. The authors focus on strengthening engineers’ command of mathematics as a cornerstone for understanding vibration, control, and the ways in which uncertainties affect analysis. It provides a detailed exploration and explanation of the essential equations involved in modeling vibrating systems and shows readers how to employ MATLAB® as an advanced tool for analyzing specific problems. Forgoing the extensive and in-depth analysis of randomness and control found in more specialized texts, this straightforward, easy-to-follow volume presents the format, content, and depth of description that the authors themselves would have found useful when they first learned the subject. The authors assume that the readers have a basic knowledge of dynamics, mechanics of materials, differential equations, and some knowledge of matrix algebra. Clarifying necessary mathematics, they present formulations and explanations to convey significant details. The material is organized to afford great flexibility regarding course level, content, and usefulness in self-study for practicing engineers or as a text for graduate engineering students. This work includes example problems and explanatory figures, biographies of renowned contributors, and access to a website providing supplementary resources. These include an online MATLAB primer featuring original programs that can be used to solve complex problems and test solutions.

Analytical and Approximate Methods in Transport Phenomena

Author: Marcio L. de Souza-Santos
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420016536
Format: PDF
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On the job or in the field, when facing a problem with differential equations and boundary conditions, most likely you don’t have time to read through several publications in search of a method that may or may not solve your problem. Organized for quick and easy access to practical solutions, Analytical and Approximate Methods in Transport Phenomena is a reference for the day-to-day problems encountered when working with variables in heat, mass, or momentum transfer. This text is organized differently from usual resources on applied mathematics for engineers. First, it introduces a new classification system of the problem based on just three numbers, so locating the appropriate solution method is quick and easy. Second, the author presents mathematical methods with applications in mind, introducing examples, as well as common or possible solutions, before presenting any mathematical theory or method. This allows you to identify the issue you need to resolve, then apply the appropriate method to the problem at hand. The book also includes practical discussions of the consequences and applications of various solutions. The book highlights mathematical methods as tools for solving practical problems, not as a primary objective. Its structure and focus on application, with just the right amount of mathematical rigor, makes it the most effective manual available for easily finding the analytical methods needed to solve transport problems.