Mechanical Engineering Principles

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Overview

In this book John Bird and Carl Ross introduce mechanical principles and technology through examples and applications – enabling students to develop a sound understanding of the principles needed by professional engineers and technicians. No previous background in engineering is assumed.

This completely new text is designed to match a wide range of pre-degree courses, and provide an accessible introduction for undergraduates with no previous background in engineering studies.

Audience: All students following pre-degree courses in general and mechanical engineering. Undergraduates with no previous educational background in engineering.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750652285
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2002
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Bird:

Senior Lecturer, HMS Sultan

Author of several highly acclaimed textbooks on engineering and mathematical subjects, John Bird is the former Head of Applied Electronics in the Faculty of Technology at Highbury College, Portsmouth, U.K. More recently, he has combined freelance lecturing at Portsmouth University, with technical writing and Chief Examiner responsibilities for City and Guilds Telecommunication Principles and Mathematics, and examining for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. John Bird is currently a Senior Training Provider at the Royal Naval School of Marine Engineering in the Defence College of Marine and Air Engineering at H.M.S. Sultan, Gosport, Hampshire, U.K. The school, which serves the Royal Navy, is one of Europe’s largest engineering training establishments.

Carl Ross:

Professor of Structural Dynamics, University of Portsmouth, UK

Born in India, Carl Ross studied Naval Architecture, specialising in the stress analysis of pressure vessels. His research has led to a number of advances in submarine technology and he has also published several standard works in the field of structural dynamics. Whilst in college he was the University boxing champion of the British Isles.

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Table of Contents

Preface;
Part one: Statics and strength of materials
The effects of forces on materials
Tensile testing
Forces acting at a point
Forces in structures
Simple supported beams
Bending moment and shear force diagrams
First and second moments of area
Bending of beams
Torque, Twisting of shafts;

Part two:Dynamics
Linear and angular velocity
Linear momentum and impulse
Force
mass and acceleration
Work
Energy and Power
Friction
Motion in a circle
Simple harmonic motion
Simple machines;Part three: Heat transfer and fluid mechanics
Heat energy and transfer
Thermal expansion
Hydrostatics
Fluid flow
Ideal gas laws
The measurement of temperature
List of formulae
Index
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