CHAPTER 13

Machine Elements

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, the student will be able:

  • To understand the function and design of the different types of the springs
  • To describe the design and working of cam and followers
  • To demonstrate the function of bushing and rolling contact bearings
SPRINGS
13.1 INTRODUCTION

Spring is an elastic body whose function is to distort when loaded and to recover its original shape when the load is removed. It works as a flexible joint between two parts or machine elements. It also works as an energy reservoir, it absorbs the energy when loaded and released the same when unloaded.

Applications of Springs

Springs may be used for various purposes. Some of the important applications of the ...

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