Written in a user-friendly manner, the text provides detailed discussions on design principles of belts, pulleys, ropes, chain drives and gear boxes. The text being a follow-up to the first volume, discusses properties, types, advantages and selection aspects of belt drives, flat belt pulleys, grooved pulleys and rope drives. It then explains construction aspects, classification, properties and the design procedure of important bearings including hydrodynamic and rolling bearings. It goes on to discuss several types of I.C. engine parts including cylinder, piston, connecting rod, crank shaft, valve gears, flywheels, clutches and brakes. Advantages and applications of worm and worm wheel drives and pressure vessels are also included.
Ajeet Singh was Professor and Head in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad. He has more than three decades of teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate level. He had taught courses including machine design, I.C. engines, tribology, and computer aided design and engineering processes. He has published several papers in national and international journals. He has published three textbooks including Working with AutoCAD 2000 (2002), Machine Drawing includes AutoCAD 2005, 1st edition (2005) and Machine Drawing includes AutoCAD 2010, 2nd edition (2012).
Preface; Acknowledgement; Dedication; List of figures; List of tables; 1. Belts and pulleys; 2. Rope drives; 3. Chain drives; 4. Gear fundamentals; 5. Spur gears; 6. Helical gears; 7. Bevel gears; 8. Worm gears; 9. Gear trains and gear boxes; 10. Hydrodynamic bearings; 11. Rolling bearings; 12. Cylinder of an I.C. engine; 13. Pistons; 14. Connecting rod; 15. Crank shaft; 16. Valve gears; 17. Fly wheels; 18. Clutches; 19. Brakes; 20. Pressure vessels; References; Appendices; Index.