A proven approach for analyzing and solving mechanical component problems To solve mechanical component problems, you need a solid understanding of the fundamentals of component design as well as good engineering judgment. Juvinall and Marshek's Fundamentals of Machine Component Design, Fourth Edition will help you develop both, so you can apply your knowledge, skills, and imagination to professional engineering problems. Now revised and updated, this Fourth Edition continues to focus on the fundamentals of component design--free body diagrams, force flow concepts, failure theories, and fatigue design, with applications to fasteners, springs, bearings, gears, shafts, clutches, and brakes. A proven problem-solving methodology guides you through the process of accurately formulating problems and clearly presenting solutions. Graphical procedures help you visualize the solution format, develop added insight about the significance of the results, and determine how the design can be improved. Filled with solved examples, problems, and handy tables, this text will be a valuable reference throughout your academic and professional careers. New to the Fourth Edition: New additions to Chapter 1 include a hierarchy of design that sets design guidelines for minimizing risk as well as the categorization of the documentation of a product design. A new Section 3.14 on the "Engineering Material Selection Process." Expanded Section 6.4 on "Fracture Mechanics - Applications." Eight new figures that show curves of stress intensity factor with an inset for the corresponding geometry. Two new sections in Chapter 8, Fatigue: "Fatigue Crack Growth" and "General Approach for Fatigue Design." New appendices on materials subsets and materials uses, including processing methods, joinability, and relations between failure modes and material properties. Updated and additional websites to provide more engineering resources. New and revised worked examples and homework problems.Juvinall, Robert C. is the author of 'Fundamentals of Machine Component Design', published 2005 under ISBN 9780471661771 and ISBN 0471661775.