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Handbook of Bolts and Bolted Jointsby Bickford Bickford
Synopses & Reviews
Presenting time-tested standard as well as reliable emerging knowledge on threaded fasteners and joints, this book covers how to select parts and materials, predict behavior, control assembly processes, and solve on-the-job problems. It examines key issues affecting bolting in the automotive, pressure vessel, petrochemical, aerospace, and structural steel industries. The editors have successfully created a useful rather than scholarly handbook with chapters written in a straightforward, how-to-do-it manner. Theory is discussed only when necessary and the handbook's logical organization and thorough index enhances its usefulness.
Book News Annotation:
Moving beyond the level of Bickford's An Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints, 3rd ed. (Dekker, 1995), this sister volume to Gaskets and Gasketed Joints (Dekker, 1997), elaborates upon the opening line that: "the bolted joint is a surprisingly complicated affair." Forty experts from industry and academia examine selection, prediction, control, and troubleshooting of assembly processes in the aerospace, automotive, petrochemical, pressure vessel, and structural steel industries. Drawing from not readily available sources, contributors focus on the design, analysis, assembly, testing and inspection of bolted joints, concluding with thoughts on education and training in the field.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Drawing on the rich and varied experience of recognized experts from industry and academia, this hands-on guide presents time-tested standard as well as reliable emerging knowledge on threaded fasteners and joints — showing engineers how to select parts and materials, predict behavior, control assembly processes, and solve on-the-job problems.
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