Revised and expanded 4th edition Dudley’s Handbook available

Dudley’s Handbook of Practical Gear Design and Manufacture, 4th Edition, edited by Stephen P. Radzevich.

The fourth edition of Dudley’s Handbook of Practical Gear Design and Manufacture, edited by Dr. Stephen P. Radzevich, is the definitive reference guide to gear design, production, and applications. Using a pragmatic approach, the book provides gear manufacturing methods for high-, medium-, and low-volume production.

Updated through- out to reflect cutting-edge research, this edition includes new contributions from experts in the field. Providing a clear overview of the foundations of advanced gear systems, the book contains new material on the potential of technologies — such as high-performance plastic gears — alongside issues that can be encountered. The book also includes innovative chapters discussing topics such as involute gear drives and gear strength calculation, with new regulations such as ISO 6336 in mind. Using modern technologies such as powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing, all the necessary information to reduce gear cost is provided. Additionally, gear micro-geometry modifications and planetary gear designs are discussed.

Features include:

  • An up-to-date, single-source reference for all aspects of the gear industry.
  • An integrated approach to gear design and manufacture.
  • New coverage of direct gear design and ready-to-use gear design.
  • Coverage of finite element analysis, gear vibration, load ratings, and gear failures.

The book includes comprehensive tables and references, making this an excellent guide for those in the field of gear technology, from industry professionals to undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students.

Radzevich is a professor of mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering, and has extensive industrial experience. He has spent more than 45 years developing software, hardware, and other processes for gear design and optimization. He has authored numerous books and scientific papers on gear technologies, and holds patents for inventions in the field.