Machine Tool Design by N.K. Mehta: A Comprehensive Guide for Engineers and Students
Machine tool design is a branch of mechanical engineering that deals with the design, analysis and optimization of machine tools, which are devices that cut or shape metal or other materials using various cutting tools. Machine tool design involves the selection and arrangement of machine elements such as spindles, slides, gears, bearings, motors, controllers, etc. to achieve the desired performance, accuracy and efficiency of the machine tool.
Machine Tool Design by N.K. Mehta is a popular textbook that covers the fundamental principles and applications of machine tool design in a comprehensive and systematic manner. The book is divided into four parts: Part I introduces the general principles of machine tool design, such as kinematics, dynamics, statics, thermal effects, vibrations, etc. Part II deals with the design of machine tool drives and mechanisms, such as belts, gears, clutches, brakes, cams, etc. Part III covers the design of machine tool structures and guideways, such as frames, columns, beds, tables, slides, etc. Part IV focuses on the design of numerical control systems and computer-aided manufacturing.
The book is written in a clear and concise style, with numerous examples, diagrams and tables to illustrate the concepts and methods. The book also includes several solved and unsolved problems at the end of each chapter to test the understanding of the readers. The book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of mechanical engineering as well as practicing engineers and designers who are involved in the field of machine tool design.
Machine Tool Design by N.K. Mehta is available in PDF format for easy access and download. The PDF version of the book can be found at . The book is also available in print format from Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited.
Machine tool design is a challenging and rewarding field that requires a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Machine tool designers need to have a good understanding of the material properties, cutting tool geometry, machining processes, machine tool components and systems, numerical control and computer-aided manufacturing. They also need to have a creative and analytical mind to design machine tools that can meet the requirements of quality, productivity and cost-effectiveness.
Machine Tool Design by N.K. Mehta is a comprehensive guide that covers all the aspects of machine tool design in a systematic and logical manner. The book provides a solid foundation for the students and engineers who want to learn and master the art and science of machine tool design. The book also serves as a useful reference for the professionals who are working in the industry or research organizations related to machine tool design.
The book is based on the authors extensive teaching and research experience in the field of machine tool design. Dr. N.K. Mehta is a retired professor from IIT Roorkee who has done extensive research in the areas of machine tool design, machining science and computer-aided manufacturing. He has more than 120 research papers to his credit and has supervised 12 PhD thesis and over 50 M Tech dissertations. He has also translated nine textbooks and monographs in English and was the convenor of the First International and Twenty second AIMTDR Conference in 2006. c481cea774