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.
Dr. T Krishna Rao :- graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1976. He obtained his Master's Degree from IIT-Madras in 1979 and Ph.D from JNTU, Hyderabad in 2008. He obtained his M.B.A., from Bangalore University in 1987. He has mixed experience of both industry and teaching. He had worked in Design Department of HMT Machine Tools Limited, Bangalore, for about 24 years before taking up teaching. He has 20 years of teaching experience in various positions as Professor, Professor and Head and Principal in engineering colleges. Presently he is working as Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Global Academy of Technology, Bangalore. He has authored textbooks - Design of Machine Elements (part-1 and Part-2) and co-authored- Management and Entrepreneurship and Operations Research.