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Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts

CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the serials literature in mechanical and transportation engineering and their complementary fields, including forensic engineering, management and marketing of engineering services, engineering education, theoretical mechanics and dynamics, and mathematics and computation. This database provides in depth, comprehensive coverage of the international engineering literature as well as numerous non-serial publications. Many of the more recent records in the database include fields containing cited references, corresponding authorés e-mail address, and publisher contact information.

Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Aircraft and spacecraft
    • Rockets and missiles
    • Satellites, probes, and space habitats
    • Automobiles, trucks, buses, and motorcycles
    • Electric and hybrid vehicles
    • Tanks and armored vehicles
    • Earthmoving and construction machinery
    • Agricultural and farm machinery
    • Industrial materials handling machinery
    • Sporting and recreational vehicles
    • Railroad rails and structures
    • Locomotives
    • Passenger, freight, and tank cars
    • High speed trains, rapid transit railways, and monorails
    • Magnetic levitation railways
    • Shipbuilding
    • Passenger, cargo, commercial, and military ships
    • Submarines and non-military submersibles
    • Boats and pleasure craft
    • Mechanical engineering for electric power generation
    • Mechanical engineering for industrial and manufacturing processes
    • Industrial robots and automation
    • Theoretical mechanics and dynamics
    • Mathematics and computation
    • Fuels and propellants
    • Forensic engineering
    • Management, marketing, and education
Dates of Coverage
    Approximately 1966-current. The oldest record in the database has a publication date of 1895; about 50% of its records have publication dates of 1988 or later.
Update Frequency
    Once a month. Approximately 40,000 new records are added per year.
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
    The database is indexed using a master authority file of about 40,000 controlled-vocabulary terms. Older records in this database were indexed using a file-specific thesaurus; this thesaurus has now been incorporated into the master authority file.
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Sample Record
    TI: Title
    Load distribution in the axial direction in a spline coupling.
    AU: Author
    Tjernberg, A
    AF: Author Affiliation
    Volvo Construction Equipment Components
    EA: Email Address
    SO: Source
    Engineering Failure Analysis, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 557-570, Oct. 2001
    IS: ISSN
    PB: Publisher
    Elsevier Science Ltd., Oxford Fulfillment Centre, P.O. Box 800, Kidlington, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1DX, UK,
    AB: Abstract
    A finite element model has been made of a spline coupling between a shaft and a sleeve. The stress concentration factor is calculated and compared to analytical calculations. An analytical model for the load distribution in the axial direction and the torque transfer between shaft and sleeve is presented and compared to finite element results. Methods to uniform the load distribution and thereby decrease the stress concentration factor are tested with the analytical model. The induction hardened shafts with splines are fatigue tested and the lives are presented. The residual stress on the shaft surface is measured. The analytical model shows that the best way uniform the load is to vary the thickness of the spline tooth in the axial direction. Different shapes and sizes of the tooth thickness variation are also investigated. It is probably possible to extend the fatigue life at least two times for this spline, by uniforming the load distribution.
    IL: Illustrations
    Numerical Data; Graphs
    NR: Number of References
    LA: Language
    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
    Journal article
    JC: Journal Coverage
    DE: Decriptors
    Splines; Mathematical models; Sleeves; Stress concentration; Finite element method; Residual stress; Torque; Fatigue life; Fatigue (materials); Fatigue tests; Failure analysis; Axial stress
    CL: Classification
    61 Design Principles
    RE: References
    1. Volfson, B P (1982) Stress sources and critical stress combinations for splined shaft. Journal of Mechanical Design. Vol.104, pp.551-6
    2. Burke, P E; Walter, F Design and analysis procedures for shafts and splines, Automotive Engineering Congress. SAE, 680024, 1968
    3. Salyards, D G; Macke, H J The application of photoelasticity to the analysis of shaft splines. In: Spring Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Albuquerque, NM, 4-6 June, 1990
    4. Tatur, G K; Vygonnyi, A G (1969) Irregularity of load distribution along a splined coupling. Russian Engineering Journal. Vol.XLIX, no.4, pp.23-7
    5. Sysoeva, V S; Kurzin, G S; Panratov, V G; Katts, V G (1988) Lengthening of the fatigue life of components with stress concentrators. Vestnik Mashinostroeniya. Vol.68, no.8, pp.14-16
    6. Fatigue of steel spline assemblies under reversed torsion. ESDU 73002, 1976
    7. Cox, H E Four studies in the theory of stress concentration. Aeronautical Research Council Reports and Memoranda No. 2704, 1950
    8. Eeikin, A S; Vasileva, G A (1974) Stress concentration and distribution in straight-sided splined shafts in torsion. Russian Engineering Journal. Vol.54, no.3, pp.39-43
    9. Peterson, R E Stress concentration factors. John Wiley & Sons, 1974 [Cited By 3]
    10. Oberg, E; Jones, F D; Horton, H E Machinery's handbook. 23rd ed. New York: Industrial Press Inc
    11. Euo, R Simulation of induction quenching process and verification of finite element model. In: Chen CS, Brebbia CA, Pepper DW, editors. Conference Boundary Element Technology XIII, Computational Methods and Testing for Engineering Integrity. Southampton, Boston: WIT Press, 1999
    12. Lin Peng, R; Wang, D Q; Wang, Y D Investigation of residual stresses by neutron diffraction on specimens prepared from induction hardened shafts. NFL Internal report 99-01. Studsvik Neutron Research Laboratory, 1999
    13. Tjernberg, A (1999) Comparison of methods for determining residual stresses in induction hardened transmission shafts. Scandinavian J of Metallurgy. Vol.28, no.4, pp.162-8 [Cited By 2]
    14. Satoshi, O; Kouitsu, M; Takahiro, K; Hiroshige, F (1991) Residual stress of case-hardened splined shaft with straight-sided teeth. JSME International Journal Series III. Vol.34, no.1, pp.127-31
    15. Murakami, Y; Nomoto, T; Ueda, T (1999) Factors influencing the mechanism of superlong fatigue failure in steels. Fatigue Fract Engng Mater Struct. Vol.22, pp.581-90 [Abstract]
    16. Takahashi, K; Murakami, Y (1997) Quantitative evaluation of effect of surface roughness on fatigue strength. Trans JAME A. Vol.63, no.612, pp.1612-9
    17. Svensson, T; Wadman, B; Mare, J Determination of the fatigue limit, methods and problems. ITM report 2000, Vol. 2. Chalmers Science Park, 2000
    UD: Update
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code.

    AB = Abstract KW = Keyword
    AF = Author Affiliation
    LA = Language
    AN = Accession Number NR = Number of References
    AU = Author PB = Publisher
    CL = Classification
    PT = Publication Type
    DE = Descriptors
    PY = Publication Year
    EA = Email Address RE = References
    IL = Illustrations SO = Source
    IS = ISSN TI = Title
    JC = Journal Coverage UD = Update

    Browsable Indexes

    A browsable index is an alphabetical listing of terms used in a specific field of a database. You can browse this list to see, for example, how author names appear in the databases. Browsable Indexes are available for the following fields:

    Journal Name
    Publication Type

    Journal Coverage, JC=

    Each journal monitored receives a level-of-coverage rating based on the scope of the material included. The three levels are:

    Core, where all papers in an issue are indexed
    Priority, where more than 50% of the material is indexed
    Selective, where less than 50% of the material is indexed

    If desired, you can restrict a search to what may be regarded as the most important journals in the field, by ANDing jc=core to your search statement, eg:
    kw=(fatigue tests) and jc=core

    Number of References, NR=

    This field is provided more for informational purposes rather than for searching. It indicates how many references, ie, cited references, are in the bibliography of the source document. Many older records have a number in this field, but do not have any cited references displayed, because these records were created prior to the decision to begin capturing such references. Occasionally, the number in this field exceeds the number of cited references displayed, because only references in the Roman alphabet have been captured.