Introduces and develops principles and procedures related to fastener engineering, production and use. The text offers a technical base for fastener specification, selection and installation in mechanical products. It includes criteria for appraising strength, reusability and appearance, and methods for analyzing assembly requirements.
Fastener functions and assemply testing; fastener types and their production; fastening and joining mechanics; economic factors in fastener/assembly decisions; assemblies under dynamic loading; assembly sites and systems; fastener materials; environmental factors and corrosion; assembly analysis. Appendices: fastening, joining and assembly glossary; ingenious fasteners and assemblies; some frequent fastener questions and answers.