Pub. Date:
University Press of Hawaii
Engineering Design Handbook

Engineering Design Handbook

by United States Army Material Command


Current price is , Original price is $59.99. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

This item is available online through Marketplace sellers.


The use of hydraulics for power transmission and control has increased spectacularly in the past few decades. There are numerous reasons for this trend. The forces available in electrical systems are limited. Mechanical systems frequently require complex, and sometimes impractical, linkages for remote use of power. In applications requiring transmission of large amounts of power or large forces, the power-to-weight ratio of electrical or mechanical systems is generally much lower than that of hydraulic systems. The general field of hydraulic power transmission has been developing in both the equipment and fluid areas. Virtually every major piece of stationary and mobile equipment used by industry and the Armed Forces now incorporates at least one hydraulic system.

The objectives of this Handbook are: (1) to collect diverse sources of information to conserve time, materials, and money in the successful design of new equipment, (2) to provide guidance in capsule form for new personnel, Armed Forces contractors, or experienced design engineers in other fields who require information about hydraulic fluids, (3) to supply current fundamental information, and (4) to place the reader in a position to use new information generated subsequent to the publication of this handbook. To meet these objectives, the handbook has been written to provide the necessary background regarding hydraulic equipment and fluids so that more complete information and data available in the references can be utilized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898750843
Publisher: University Press of Hawaii
Publication date: 10/01/2000
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 0.62(w) x 8.25(h) x 11.00(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews