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Develop a thorough understanding of the mechanics of materials - an essential area in mechanical, civil, and structural engineering -- with the analytical approach and problem-solving emphasis in the market-leading MECHANICS OF MATERIALS, 9E. This book focuses on the analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. Photographs and detailed diagrams demonstrate reactive and internal forces and resulting deformations.
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 8e Global Edition offers comprehensive topical coverage, with varied examples and problems, application of visual component of fluid mechanics, and strong focus on effective learning. The text enables the gradual development of confidence in problem solving. Each important concept is introduced in easy-to-understand terms before more complicated examples are discussed.
Known for its accuracy, clarity, and dependability, Meriam, Kraige, and Bolton s Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics 8th Edition has provided a solid foundation of mechanics principles for more than 60 years. Now in its eighth edition, the text continues to help students develop their problem-solving skills with an extensive variety of engaging problems related to engineering design. In addition to new homework problems, the text includes a number of helpful sample problems. To help students build necessary visualization and problem-solving skills, the text strongly emphasizes drawing free-body diagrams- one of the most important skills needed to solve mechanics problems.
This is an essential step-by-step guide. This resource explains how to rebuild and modify transmissions from both rear- and front-wheel-drive cars. It explains the principles behind the workings of all manual transmissions, and helps readers understand what they need to do and know to rebuild their own transmissions. It includes how to determine what parts to replace; how and why to replace certain seals, spacers, springs, forks, and other parts; and where to find (and how to measure) the specifications for each particular transmission.
Packed with detailed examples and illustrations, PRECISION MACHINING TECHNOLOGY, 2e delivers the ideal introduction to today's machine tool industry, equipping readers with a solid understanding of fundamental and intermediate machining skills. Now fully integrated with MindTap--an online, highly personalized learning resource--it provides learners with the most interactive and engaging experience available. The text is completely aligned with the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machining Level I Standard and fully supports the achievement of NIMS credentials. It also carries NIMS' exclusive endorsement and recommendation for use in NIMS-accredited Machining Programs. More comprehensive than ever, the Second Edition includes new coverage of cutting tools, teamwork, leadership, and more. The text continues to provide an emphasis on safety throughout and offers thorough coverage of such topics as the basics of hand tools, job planning, benchwork, layout operations, drill press, milling and grinding processes, and CNC. A companion Workbook/Shop Manual provides helpful review material to ensure readers have mastered key concepts while guided practice operations and projects on a wide range of machine tools will enhance their NIMS credentialing success. Time-saving instructor resources are available at the Instructor Companion Site for the text. The carefully created resources include: PowerPoint chapter presentations with selected images, an Image Library containing images from the book, an Answer Key for both the Textbook and Workbook, and a NIMS Duties and Standards Correlation Grid. Also available with the text is a link to Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.
This text introduces all the basic concepts of mechanics - from measurement accuracy, through the concepts of moments and equilibrium, gravity and friction to the application of momentum and impulse.
Encyclopedias describe Mechanical Engineering as a professional engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. It requires a solid understanding of key concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy. Mechanical engineers use these principles and others for example in the design and analysis of automobiles, aircrafts, heating and cooling systems, industrial equipment and machinery. In addition to these main areas, specialized fields are offered at universities to prepare future engineers for their position in industry, such as: mechatronics and robotics, transportation and logistics, cryogenics, fuel technology, automotive engineering, biomechanics, vibration, optics and others.
Accordingly, the Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering devotes its contents to these areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions.
Authors from all over the world have contributed with their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today s mechanical engineering problems.
This practical, user-friendly reference book of common mechanical engineering concepts is geared toward makers who don't have (or want) an engineering degree but need to know the essentials of basic mechanical elements to successfully accomplish their personal projects. The book provides practical mechanical engineering information (supplemented with the applicable math, science, physics, and engineering theory) without being boring like a typical textbook. Most chapters contain at least one hands-on, fully illustrated, step-by-step project to demonstrate the topic being discussed and requires only common, inexpensive, easily sourced materials and tools. Some projects also provide alternative materials and tools and processes to align with the reader's individual preferences, skills, tools, and materials-at-hand. Linked together via the authors' overarching project -- building a kid-sized tank -- the chapters describe the thinking behind each mechanism and then expands the discussions to similar mechanical concepts in other applications. Written with humor, a bit of irreverence, and entertaining personal insights and first-hand experiences, the book presents complex concepts in an uncomplicated way. Highlights include: Provides mechanical engineering information that includes math, science, physics and engineering theory without being a textbook Contains hands-on projects in each chapter that require common, inexpensive, easily sourced materials and tools All hands-on projects are fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions Some hands-on projects provide alternative materials and tools/processes to align with the reader's individual preferences, skills, tools and materials-at-hand Includes real-world insights from the authors like tips and tricks ("Staying on Track") and fail moments ("Lost Track!") Many chapters contain a section ("Tracking Further") that dives deeper into the chapter subject, for those readers that are interested in more details of the topic Builds on two related Make: projects to link and illustrate all the chapter topics and bring individual concepts together into one system Furnishes an accompanying website that offers further information, illustrations, projects, discussion boards, videos, animations, patterns, drawings, etc. Learn to effectively use professional mechanical engineering principles in your projects, without having to graduate from engineering school!
Gain a solid understanding of Newtonian dynamics and its application to real-world problems with Pytel/Kiusalaas' ENGINEERING MECHANICS: DYNAMICS, 4E. The text focuses on both fundamental principles and important problem-solving techniques. The authors clearly introduce critical concepts using learning features that connect real problems and examples with the fundamentals of engineering mechanics. You learn how to effectively analyze problems before substituting numbers into formulas -- a skill that benefits you tremendously as you encounter real life problems that do not always fit into standard formulas. This book's concise presentation is complemented by a useful Student Study Guide that clarifies concepts and includes guided solutions to a number of additional equilibrium problems.
This title follows a modular competency-based approach and the author's aim is to bridge the difficulties often experienced by learners at this level. This text assists the facilitator and learner to achieve success with its outcomes-based approach. SI units used in this title is listed at the beginning together with an explanation for each. Each unit begins with details of necessary prior-knowledge and learning outcomes. Concepts and terminology are explained. Self-assessment questions are provided to help learners identify areas in which they can improve. There are also assignments at the end of each learning unit that allow learners to practise and improve their skills.
Richard Trevithick's 'Cornish engine' was the world's first self-propelled steam vehicle. His 'Penydarren engine' was the world's first railway engine. But despite his towering historic achievements, fame and fortune obstinately eluded him. An often reckless yet truly brilliant engineer, he died in poverty and relative obscurity. Anthony Burton's biography however rightly recognises him as one of the most remarkable figures in the history of the industrial revolution. His extraordinary and varied career, which took him from his native Cornwall to London, and then on to seventeen years of picaresque adventuring in South America, makes for wonderfully lively reading. Filled with dozens of illustrations and photographs, Richard Trevithick is a highly enjoyable, well researched biography that dissects the turbulent world of the industrial revolution.
Engineering Thermodynamics is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students interested in learning fundamental aspects of engineering thermodynamics. The text presents the subject using a precise and logical presentation of basic concepts and principles, which is essential for a better understanding of engineering thermodynamics. It focuses on using simple level mathematics to derive the fundamental equations behind concepts and principles and exposes students to realistic problems to be encountered in general engineering practices.
Combustion, the process of burning, is defined as a chemical reaction between a combustible reactant (the fuel) and an oxidizing agent (such as air) in order to produce heat and in most cases light while new chemical species (e.g., flue gas components) are formed. This book covers a gap on the market by providing a concise introduction to combustion. Most of the other books currently available are targeted towards the experienced users and contain too many details and/or contain knowledge at a fairly high level. This book provides a brief and clear overview of the combustion basics, suitable for beginners and then focuses on practical aspects, rather than theory, illustrated by a number of industrial applications as examples. The content is aimed to provide a general understanding of the various concepts, techniques and equipment for students at all level as well as practitioners with little or no prior experience in the field. The authors are all international experts in the field of combustion technology and adopt here a clear didactic style with many practical examples to cover the most common solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. The associated environmental impacts are also discussed so that readers can develop an understanding of the major issues and the options available for more sustainable combustion processes. With a foreword by Katharina Kohse-Hoinghaus
We're excited to present our "2019 Make: Digital Fabrication Guide"! This year we get our hands on maker-ready waterjet cutters with machines from Wazer and Omax. We also review the latest 3D printers, CNC routers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters. More than 20 tools tested to help you find the best one for your shop or makerspace. Plus, more than 30 DigiFab projects and lessons: Build a robot companion that reacts to the faces of people around you Make Nixie tube-style display with LEDs and acrylic Create a mini Intaglio printing press and create unique artwork and much more.
ENGINEERING MECHANICS: STATICS, 4E, written by authors Andrew Pytel and Jaan Kiusalaas, provides you with a solid understanding of statics without the overload of extraneous detail. The authors use their extensive teaching experience and first-hand knowledge to deliver a presentation that's ideally suited to your learning skills. This edition clearly introduces critical concepts using learning features that connect real problems and examples with the fundamentals of engineering mechanics. You learn how to effectively analyze problems before substituting numbers into formulas -- a skill that will benefit you tremendously as you encounter real life problems that do not always fit into standard formulas. This book's concise presentation is complemented by a useful Student Study Guide that clarifies concepts and includes guided solutions to a number of additional equilibrium problems.
Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Fifth Edition, is an ideal text for the complete study of displacements, velocities, accelerations, and static and dynamic forces required for the proper design of mechanical linkages, cams, and geared systems. The authors present the background, notation, and nomenclature essential for students to understand the various independent technical approaches that exist in the field of mechanisms, kinematics, and dynamics. The fifth edition features streamlined coverage and substantially revised worked examples. This latest edition also includes a greater number of problems, suitable for in-class discussion or homework, at the end of each chapter. FEATURES * Offers balanced coverage of all topics by both graphic and analytic methods * Covers all major analytic approaches * Provides high-accuracy graphical solutions to exercises, by use of CAD software * Includes the method of kinematic coefficients and also integrates the coverage of linkages, cams, and geared systems * An Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) offers an Instructor's Solutions Manual, solutions to 100 of the problems from the text using MatLab, and PowerPoint lecture slides * A Companion Website includes more than 100 animations of key figures from the text
Since the publication of the Second Edition in 2001, there have been considerable advances and developments in the field of internal combustion engines. These include the increased importance of biofuels, new internal combustion processes, more stringent emissions requirements and characterization, and more detailed engine performance modeling, instrumentation, and control. There have also been changes in the instructional methodologies used in the applied thermal sciences that require inclusion in a new edition. These methodologies suggest that an increased focus on applications, examples, problem-based learning, and computation will have a positive effect on learning of the material, both at the novice student, and practicing engineer level. This Third Edition mirrors its predecessor with additional tables, illustrations, photographs, examples, and problems/solutions. All of the software is open source , so that readers can see how the computations are performed. In addition to additional java applets, there is companion Matlab code, which has become a default computational tool in most mechanical engineering programs.
This book addresses both beginners and users experienced in working with automation systems. It presents the hardware components of S7-1200 and illustrates their configuration and parametrization, as well as the communication via PROFINET, PROFIBUS, AS-Interface und PtP-connections. A profound introduction into STEP 7 Basic illustrates the basics of programming and troubleshooting.
Targeted at graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the field of science and engineering, this book gives a self-contained introduction to a measure-theoretic framework in laying out the definitions and basic concepts of random variables and stochastic diffusion processes. It then continues to weave into a framework of several practical tools and applications involving stochastic dynamical systems. These include tools for the numerical integration of such dynamical systems, nonlinear stochastic filtering and generalized Bayesian update theories for solving inverse problems and a new stochastic search technique for treating a broad class of non-convex optimization problems. MATLAB (R) codes for all the applications are uploaded on the companion website.
This book is intended for non-destructive testing (NDT) technicians who want to learn practical acoustic emission testing based on level 1 of ISO 9712 (Non-destructive testing - Qualification and certification of personnel) criteria. The essential aspects of ISO/DIS 18436-6 (Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines - Requirements for training and certification of personnel, Part 6: Acoustic Emission) are explained, and readers can deepen their understanding with the help of practice exercises. This work presents the guiding principles of acoustic emission measurement, signal processing, algorithms for source location, measurement devices, applicability of testing methods, and measurement cases to support not only researchers in this field but also and especially NDT technicians.
Gain insight into today's ever-emerging field of mechanical engineering as you develop an appreciation for how engineers design the hardware that builds and improves societies around the world. AN INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, 4E is an ideal resource during your first or second year of your mechanical engineering program. It's also a useful tool if you are pursuing a closely related field. The book balances timely treatments of technical problem-solving skills, design, engineering analysis, and modern technology to provide the solid mechanical engineering foundation you need for future success.
STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS OF TURBO-MACHINES presents a detailed and comprehensive treatment of structural vibration evaluation of turbo-machines. Starting with fundamentals of the theory of vibration as related to various aspects of rotating machines, the dynamic analysis procedures of a broad spectrum of turbo-machines is covered. An in-depth procedure for analyzing the torsional and flexural oscillations of the components and of the rotor-bearing system is presented. The latest trends in design and analysis are presented, chief among them: * Blade and coupled disk-blade modes of vibration * Dynamic instability, non-linear phenomena, their causes and consequences * Methods to control rotor-to-stator clearance and improving operating efficiency * Experimental techniques and analytical correlation with variables ranging from blade flutter to bearing orbital trajectory * Fatigue failures arising from thermal ratcheting and cyclical operating loads * Material characteristics and requirements Growth in machine operating parameters and user expectations require exacting consideration of dynamic characteristics. State-of-the-art technology is required to understand blade dynamics and rotating system vibrations. Vibration measurement is an important tool in diagnostics. This book develops methods to understand vibrations and correct major causes of related problems. Emphasis is placed on practical modeling methods, interpreting results and obtaining realistic solutions. Analysis as a problem solving tool is the focus.
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