American Chain Association, «Standard Handbook of Chains (Dekker Mechanical Engineering)»
CRC | ISBN 1574446479 | 2 edition (September 20, 2005) | PDF | 84 Mb | 432 pages


he first edition of Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling set the standard for the selection of chain drives and conveyors. After twenty years of growth in the chain industry, this landmark reference enters its second edition with extensive updates and revisions that make it easy to read and understand, enabling readers to absorb and apply the information quickly. It includes new information on chain design considerations, increased power ratings for roller chains and silent chains, and selecting drives with alternate lives. The book includes a new chapter on flat top chain conveyors and features individual chapters on chain lubrication, installation, and inspection and maintenance.

Updated to account for developments since the 1982 edition and rewritten to be easier read, this reference provides guidance on the selection, design, utilization, and maintenance of chains in a wide range of industrial and other settings. The text opens with a historical overview of the change, followed by chapters on chain design and construction, sprockets, roller chain drives, engineering steel chain drives, silent chain drives, tension linkage chains, engineering steel chain conveyors, roller chain conveyors, chains for bucket elevators, flat-top chain conveyors, chain lubrication, chain installation, and chain inspection and maintenance. This volume is the 195th volume of the Mechanical Engineering series begun by Marcel Dekker and now continued by CRC.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction to the bolted joint: basic concepts; stress and strength considerations; threads and their strength; materials; stiffness and strain considerations.

Part 2 Tightening the joint (establishing the clamping force): introduction to assembly; torque control of bolt preload; torque and turn control; stretch control; preload control; ultrasonic measurement of bolt stretch or tension.

Part 3 The joint in service: theoretical behaviour of the joint under tensile loads; behaviour of the joint loaded in tension - a closer look; in-service behaviour of a shear joint; joint failure; self loosening; fatigue failure; corrosion; gasketed joints and leaks.

Part 4 Using the information: selecting preload for an existing joint; design of joints loaded in tension; the design of gasketed joints; the design of joints loaded in shear.