The question is as per the title : I'm designing a cnc router and want to find a source of engineering formulas for bending in beams and other mechanalia. In lieu of a trip up to Foyles I'm interested to hear about people's favourite books or (preferable) websites with this orientation ?
I prefer books, but there's loads of stuff on the internet if you use Google carefully.
"Marks Standard Handbook for Engineers", by Marks, or "Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, by Theodore Baumeister are excellent volumes to have around, and if you have "Machinery's Handbook" on the shelf as well, you wouldn't go far wrong. Both are very heavy, the Baumeister book is double the volume of machinery's Handbook!
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All the information you need will be in Kempes Engineers Yearbook. However - anyone know if they still publish this? I treated myself to one back in 1994, but a quick google reveals bugger all about it now...
Thanks to all for the useful websites and book selections.
I couldn't find Kemps yearbooks anymore either - I meant to buy a set abo= ut 10=20 years ago but obviously didn't get round to it in time :-(
Amazon has Marks "Standard Handbook for Engineers" at nearly =A385 so I'l= l have to=20 make the trek up to Foyles for a look-see before buying that. I did mana= ge to=20 find a copy of Machinery's Handbook at the local Uni library today and I = will=20 probably spring for that from J&L (large print version ;-). It's very=20 comprehensive on the manufacturing side and looks like a useful volume to= have=20 to hand.
On the web there are copies at as little as $US30 plus postage from overseas sellers. You need to look around, Amazon is not the cheapest or best for secondhand or new books, although they like to think they are.
There is one UK copy:
Mark's Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers Avallone, Eugene A./ Baumeister, Theodor Bookseller: Books2Anywhere.com (Fairford, GLO, United Kingdom) Price: US$ 120.77 Quantity: 1 Shipping within United Kingdom: US$ 5.50
Book Description: McGraw-Hill 1/1/, 1999. Hardback New Book from UK. Check out our low worldwide delivery costs! Please note: we only take orders through ABE - NOT DIRECT!. Bookseller Inventory # IB-007134411X
If you look further you will probably better those prices.
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I downloaded a copy of machinery's handbook (in pdf) from the internet a while ago, but can' remember where from. It's OK, but there are better books around. I prefer Kempes, which is often for sale on ebay. I keep meaning to buy a more recent copy, as the one I have is a 1923 edition. I'd reccomend a copy of newnes engineers pocket book if you come across one, covers most things. Older ones are obviously imperial, but there were metric versions as well (just checked, and mine seems to be a 1941edition).
PS just for the record I'm quite young actually, I just tend to buy secondhand books!