Blake's Design of Mechanical Joints, Second Edition, is an updated revision of Alexander Blake’s authoritative book on mechanical joint and fastener design. This revision brings Blake’s 1985 volume up-to-date with modern developments in joint design, and recent technological advances in metallic and non-metallic materials, and in adhesive joining technologies. The book retains Blake’s lucid, readable style and his balance of basic concepts with practical applications. Coverage of statistical methods, computational software usage, extensive examples, and a full glossary have been added to make the new edition a comprehensive, practical sourcebook for today's mechanical design engineers.

chapter 1|10 pages


chapter 2|32 pages

Basic Concepts of Fasteners

chapter 3|42 pages

Concepts of Strength and Failure

chapter 4|50 pages

Quality Measurement and Statistics

chapter 5|42 pages

Riveted and Bolted Joints

chapter 6|69 pages

Flanges and Stiffeners

chapter 7|25 pages

Clamps and Pipe Joints

chapter 8|41 pages

Joint Connections

Pins, Couplings, and Other Joint Fittings

chapter 9|27 pages

Design of Welded Joints

chapter 10|20 pages

Membrane Joints

chapter 11|37 pages

Design for Adhesion