Design Data Handbook for Mechanical Engineers by Mahadevan and Reddy: A Review
Machine design is one of the important subjects in mechanical engineering and a thorough knowledge of the design aspects of machine elements is essential for all design engineers. Working out the design of a machine as a whole, or its components, usually involves the use of several formulae, graphs, standard tables and other relevant data. Availability of all such information in one handbook not only eliminates the unnecessary task of remembering the required formulae and equations, but also helps design engineers to solve the problems in machine design quickly and efficiently.
Design Data Handbook for Mechanical Engineers by K. Mahadevan and Balaveera K. Reddy is one such handbook that provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on various aspects of machine design in SI and metric units. The book covers topics such as materials, stresses, fasteners, shafts, gears, belts, chains, springs, clutches, brakes, bearings, pipes, joints, welding, lubrication, and more. The book also contains numerous solved examples, illustrations, tables, charts, and graphs to aid the understanding of the concepts and applications.
The book is divided into four parts: Part I deals with basic engineering data and formulae; Part II covers design data for machine elements; Part III presents design data for power transmission elements; and Part IV provides design data for miscellaneous topics. The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of mechanical engineering as well as practicing engineers and designers. The book is also useful for preparing for competitive examinations such as GATE, IES, etc.
The book is available in both print and digital formats. The print version can be purchased from CBS Publishers & Distributors or other online platforms. The digital version can be downloaded as a PDF file from various websites such as Google Drive or Scribd. However, some websites may require registration or payment to access the file. The PDF file may also have some limitations such as low resolution or watermarking.
Design Data Handbook for Mechanical Engineers by Mahadevan and Reddy is a valuable resource for anyone interested in machine design. It is a handy reference that contains all the essential data and formulae in a concise and organized manner. It is also a user-friendly book that explains the concepts and applications with clarity and simplicity.
The book has been revised and updated in its fourth edition to include the latest developments and standards in machine design. The book also incorporates feedback and suggestions from the readers and reviewers to enhance the quality and usefulness of the content. The book has been praised by many experts and professionals for its accuracy, completeness, and practicality.
The book is written by two eminent authors who have vast experience and expertise in the field of mechanical engineering. K. Mahadevan is a former professor and head of the department of mechanical engineering at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He has authored several books and papers on machine design, engineering mechanics, and strength of materials. Balaveera K. Reddy is a former vice-chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. He has also served as a professor and dean of mechanical engineering at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. He has published many books and articles on machine design, finite element analysis, and computer-aided design.
Design Data Handbook for Mechanical Engineers by Mahadevan and Reddy is a must-have book for anyone who wants to learn or practice machine design. It is a comprehensive and reliable source of information that can help in solving any problem or challenge in machine design. It is also a book that can inspire and motivate the readers to explore and innovate in the field of mechanical engineering. 061ffe29dd