Analyze and Solve Real-World Machine Design Problems Using SI Units

Mechanical Design of Machine Components, Second Edition: SI Version strikes a balance between method and theory, and fills a void in the world of design. Relevant to mechanical and related engineering curricula, the book is useful in college classes, and also serves as a reference for practicing engineers. This book combines the needed engineering mechanics concepts, analysis of various machine elements, design procedures, and the application of numerical and computational tools. It demonstrates the means by which loads are resisted in mechanical components, solves all examples and problems within the book using SI units, and helps readers gain valuable insight into the mechanics and design methods of machine components.

The author presents structured, worked examples and problem sets that showcase analysis and design techniques, includes case studies that present different aspects of the same design or analysis problem, and links together a variety of topics in successive chapters. SI units are used exclusively in examples and problems, while some selected tables also show U.S. customary (USCS) units. This book also presumes knowledge of the mechanics of materials and material properties.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Presents a study of two entire real-life machines
  • Includes Finite Element Analysis coverage supported by examples and case studies
  • Provides MATLAB solutions of many problem samples and case studies included on the book’s website
  • Offers access to additional information on selected topics that includes website addresses and open-ended web-based problems

Class-tested and divided into three sections, this comprehensive book first focuses on the fundamentals and covers the basics of loading, stress, strain, materials, deflection, stiffness, and stability. This includes basic concepts in design and analysis, as well as definitions related to properties of engineering materials. Also discussed are detailed equilibrium and energy methods of analysis for determining stresses and deformations in variously loaded members. The second section deals with fracture mechanics, failure criteria, fatigue phenomena, and surface damage of components. The final section is dedicated to machine component design, briefly covering entire machines. The fundamentals are applied to specific elements such as shafts, bearings, gears, belts, chains, clutches, brakes, and springs.

section 1|298 pages


chapter 1|43 pages


chapter 2|47 pages


chapter 3|78 pages

Stress and Strain

chapter 4|51 pages

Deflection and Impact

chapter 5|74 pages

Energy Methods and Stability

section 2|114 pages

Failure Prevention

chapter 6|39 pages

Static Failure Criteria and Reliability

chapter 7|41 pages

Fatigue Failure Criteria

chapter 8|30 pages

Surface Failure

section 3|476 pages


chapter 9|41 pages

Shafts and Associated Parts

chapter 10|49 pages

Bearings and Lubrication

chapter 11|47 pages

Spur Gears

chapter 12|39 pages

Helical, Bevel, and Worm Gears

chapter 13|56 pages

Belts, Chains, Clutches, and Brakes

chapter 14|45 pages

Mechanical Springs

chapter 15|66 pages

Power Screws, Fasteners, and Connections

chapter 16|53 pages

Miscellaneous Machine Components

chapter 17|36 pages

Finite Element Analysis in Design *

chapter 18|36 pages

Case Studies in Machine Design