The book covers fundamental concepts, description, terminology, force analysis and methods of analysis and design of various machine elements like Curved Beams, Springs, Spur, Helical, Bevel and Worm Gears, Clutches, Brakes, Belts, Ropes, Chains, Ball Bearings and Journal Bearings. The emphasis in treating the machine elements is on the methods and procedures that give the student enough competence in applying these methods and procedures to mechanical components in general. This book offers the students to learn to use the best available design knowledge together with empirical information, logical judgment, and often a degree of ingenuity in mechanical engineering design.
T Krishna Rao :- T. Krishna Rao is Principal, Gandhiji Institute of Science and Technology, Jaggayyapet, Krishna Dist., A.P. He has 30 years of experience, both industry and teaching. Earlier he worked as Deputy General Manager (Designs) H.M.T. Machine Tools Limited, Bangalore for 24 years and Lecturer, S.I.T., Tumkur, H.O.D, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Venkateshwara Engineering, Bangalore and Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MSRIT, Bangalore. He obtained B.E.., (Mech.) from S.I.T., Tumkur, Bangalore University, M.S. (Machine Design) from I.I.T. Madras, M.B.A., from Bangalore University Central College and Ph.D., in Mechanical Engineering from J.N.T. University, Hyderabad. He has published several technical papers. His bio-data has been included in Marquis "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", U.S.A. He was also awarded "Leading Engineers of the World-2006" and "Top 100 Engineers of the World-2008" by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, London.