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    1. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      Morning all,

      I'm looking to buy a reference book which contains information on engineering tollerances/fits/threads/useful information etc. I used to work with someone who had a little black book called something along the lines of "An engineers hanbook" - probably quite a lot of similar resources out there, but can anyone recomend one?

      Cheers,

      Pete
       
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    3. swertel

      swertel Active Member

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      The best "handbook" would be the Machinery's Handbook. It's a must have for every mechanical engineer.

      Then depending on your specialty, other references I highly recommend are
      Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain
      Peterson's Stress Concentration Factors (make sure you get the 3rd edition)
      Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
      whatever book you bought for to review for the P.E. (C.Eng / P.Eng) exam.
      Hicks Standard Book of Engineering Calculations

      I also like
      Blodgett's Design of Welded Structures (avail through Lincoln welding)
      Bickford and Nassar Handbook of Bolts and Bolted Joints
      AISC Manual of Steel Construction
      Aluminum Association's Aluminum Design Manual

      As you can see, I don't do HVAC.
       
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      I would have to agree with Swertel. Machinery's Handbook is great for standard fits, hole basis, and tolerances.

      Mark's Standard Handbook is better for a very general intro to some of the concepts and theories of Mech Eng.

      Cheers,

      DB
       

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