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Overview

The traditional approach to teaching mechanical engineering has been to cover either mechanics or thermofluid mechanics. In response to the growing trend toward more general modules, Foundations of Mechanical Engineering provides a unified approach to teaching the basic mechanical engineering topics of mechanics, the mechanics of solids, and thermofluid mechanics.

Each chapter provides a systematic approach to the subject matter and begins with a list of aims and concludes with a summary of the key equations introduced in that chapter. Copious worked examples illustrate the correct approach to problem solving, and outline solutions for all of the end-of-chapter problems let students check their own work. The authors have judiciously minimized the mathematical content and where necessary, introduce the fundamentals through diagrams and graphical representations.

With complete basic coverage of both statics and dynamics, the mechanics of solids, fluid flow, and heat transfer, Foundations of Mechanical Engineering forms and ideal text for first-year mechanical engineering students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412616006
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Engineering Series
  • Edition description: 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364

Table of Contents

PROBLEM SOLVING AND BASICS
Aims
Mechanical Engineering
Problem Solving
Drawing a Diagram
Newton's Laws
Units
MOTION OF BODIES
Aims
Introduction to Motion
Equations of Motion
Falling Bodies
Relative Velocity
Angular Motion
NEWTON'S LAWS, IMPULSE, AND MOMENTUM
Aims
Newton's Laws
Newton's Laws Applied to Rotating Bodies
Impulse and Momentum
STATICS
Aims
Statics
Vector Representation of a Force (Two-Dimensional)
Equilibrium
Analysis of Forces
Moments
Contact Forces
WORK, ENERGY, AND POWER
Aims
Work
Energy
Power
DRY FRICTION
Aims
Introduction to Friction
Lubrication and fluid Friction
Stiction
Friction on a Horizontal Plane
Friction on an Inclined Plane
Application of Friction to a Screw Thread
INTRODUCTION TO VIBRATIONS AND SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION
Aims
Introduction to Vibration
Harmonic Motion
Simple Harmonic Motion
Calculation of Natural Frequency
Glossary of Terms
STRESSES AND STRAINS
Aims
Behaviour of materials
Direct Loading
Factor of Safety
Thin Cylinders
Lateral Strain
Shear Loading
LOADING OF BEAMS
Aims
Simply Supported Beams and Cantilevers
Sign Conventions
Shear Forces and Shear Force Diagrams
Bending Moments and Bending Moment Diagrams
The Principle of Superposition
The Significance of Bending Moments
Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams
STRESSES IN BEAMS AND SHAFTS
Aims
Beams and Shafts
Bending of Beams
Theory of Bending
Second Moment of Area
Stresses in Circular Shafts
THERMOFLUID SITUATIONS
Aims
Thermofluid Mechanics
Fluids
Pressure
Pressure Measurement
Closed Thermofluid System
Closed System Undergoing a Cycle
PROPERTIES OF FLUIDS
Aims
Properties to be Considered
Ideal Gases
Specific Heats of Gases
Non-Flow Processes for an Ideal Gas
Liquids and Vapours
Use of Vapour Tables
STEADY FLOW OF FLUIDS
Aims
Open Thermofluid System
Continuity Equation
Momentum Equation
Energy Equation
Steady Flow Thermofluid Devices
The Steady Flow Energy Equations as a Rate Equation
Bernoulli's Equation
Flow Measurement
FLOW WITH FRICTION
Aims
Limitations of Frictionless Flow
Viscosity
Journal Bearing
Flow Behaviour with Friction
Reynolds Number
Pressure Drop in Pipes
Flow in Pipeline Systems
BASIC HEAT TRANSFER
Aims
Modes of Heat Transfer
Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
Thermal Resistance
APPENDICES
Mechanical Properties of Metals
Second Moment of Area of a Rectangle
Saturated Water-Steam Properties
Superheated Steam Properties
Answers
References and Suggested Reading
INDEX

Each chapter also contains Summary and Problems sections.

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