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User-friendly compendium of mechanical devices. A treasure chest of ideas and data, Robert O. Parmley's Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components is testimony to centuries of engineering genius that produced the components that make modern mechanical wonders possible. Designed to stimulate new ideas, this unique, lavishly illustrated and conveniently indexed reference shows you many designs and unique contributions hidden from technical literature for decades. This kaleidoscopic display of thousands of applications helps you find the perfect device quickly, including: *Power transmission ù gears and gearing...chains, sprockets and ratchets...belts and belting...shafts and couplings...clutches *Connections - seals and packings...tube and pipe connections...bushings and bearings...locking and clamping...wire and cable *Single components - washers...retaining rings... o-rings...grommets, spacers and inserts...balls..springs...pins...cams...threaded components *Assemblies: fastening and joining...design hints...mechansims...linkage...fabrication tips...innovative valving...pumps...creative assemblies You'll also find design formulas, structural data, nomograms, charts and unusual tables rarely found in conventional technical sources.

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This reference highlights the importance of typical mechanical components by illustrating their versatility, innovative applications, history, and artistry. Drawing from five decades of technical publications and other sources such as manufacturing companies and technical industries, it provides a broad scope of solid ideas that go beyond academic training into real-life shirtsleeve engineering. Topics include power transmission, connections, single components, assemblies, and technical reference. Illustrated in b&w. The editor- in-chief, Robert O. Parmley, has worked on the design and construction supervision of a wide variety of structures, systems, and machines. He has written many technical articles and is president and co-founder of an engineering consulting firm.
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About the Author

Robert O. Parmley (Ladysmith, WI) is President and Principal Consulting Engineer of Morgan & Parmley, Ltd., Professional Consulting Engineers. He is a member of the Natl Soc. of Professional Engineers, ASME, the Construction Specifications Institute, the American Design Drafting Assoc., ASHRAE, and SME. He holds a BSME and MSCE from Columbia Pacific University and is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin, California and Canada. He is also a certified manufacturing engineer and certified wastewater treatment plant operator. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Standard Handbook of Fastening and Joining 3/e, Field Engineers Manual 2/e, HVAC Field Manual, the Hydraulics Field Manual, the HVAC Design Data Sourcebook, and the Mechanical Components Handbook, all published by McGraw-Hill.

Table of Contents


Section 1. Gears and Gearing

Section 2. Chains, Sprockets and Ratchets

Section 3. Belts and Belting

Section 4. Shafts and Couplings

Section 5. Clutches


Section 6. Seals and Packings

Section 7. Hose and Pipe Connections

Section 8. Bushings and Bearings

Section 9. Locking and Clamping

Section 10. Wire and Cable


Section 11. Washers

Section 12. Retaining Rings

Section 13. O-Rings

Section 14. Grommets, Spacers and Inserts

Section 15. Balls

Section 16. Springs

Section 17. Pins

Section 18. Cams

Section 19. Threaded Components


Section 20. Fastening and Joining

Section 21. Design Hints

Section 22. Mechanisms

Section 23. Linkage

Section 24. Fabrication Tips

Section 25. Innovative Valving

Section 26. Pumps

Section 27. Creative Assemblies


Section 28. Design Formulas

Section 29. Structural Data

Section 30. Nomograms

Product Details

Parmley, Robert O.
McGraw-Hill Education
New York
Engineering - Mechanical
Machine design
Mechanical movements
Machine parts
Connections,Mechanical Components,Hose,Packings,Seals,Clutches,Couplings,Shafts,Belting,Belts,Ratchets,POWER TRANSMISSION
Mechanical Engineering-General
Edition Number:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
11.35x8.89x2.58 in. 6.93 lbs.

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