Flat and Corrugated Diaphragm Design Handbook provides simple, useful methods for diaphragmdesign, performance evaluation, and material selection. The text is a practical andcomplete guide to solving on-the-job problems faced by instrument designers; structural engineersdesigning plates, panels, and floors; and mechanical engineers designing flexural pivots,couplings, and elastic elements.A leading design engineer has written this authoritative reference for the benefit of his colleaguesin the engineering community. Each chapter is user-oriented and features clear, stepby-step techniques which are easily translated into improved diaphragm design. The text includesa simple algebraic presentation of performance characteristics, and computer results ofspecific shapes, profiles, and corrugation depths. Special topics, such as the use of diaphragmsas pressure summing devices and the design of semiconductor diaphragms for solid state transducers,receive outstanding coverage in this book. Each discussion contains many detailed examplesand illustrations.Flat and Corrugated Diaphragm Design Handbook is a vital addition to both the workbenchand the library of every practicing design engineer. This volume is also an excelJent textbookfor a course on instrument design and application for senior-level engineering students.