This textbook fosters information exchange and discussion on all aspects of introductory matters of modern mechanical engineering from a number of perspectives including: mechanical engineering as a profession, materials and manufacturing processes, machining and machine tools, tribology and surface engineering, solid mechanics, applied and computational mechanics, mechanical design, mechatronics and robotics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, renewable energies, biomechanics, nanoengineering and nanomechanics. At the end of each chapter, a list of 10 questions (and answers) is provided.
About the Author
J. Paulo Davim is Eur Ing and Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with a MBA and Specialist title in Engineering and Industrial Management. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of theUniversity of Aveiro. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. Recently, he has also interest in Management/Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability/Engineering Education. He has received several scientific awards. He is the Editor in Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences.
Table of Contents
Studying mechanical engineering.- Materials and manufacturing processes.- Machining and machine tools.- Tribology and surface engineering.- Solid mechanics.- Applied and computational mechanics.- Mechanical design.- Mechatronics and robotics.- Fluid mechanics and heat transfer.- Renewable energies.- Biomechanics.- Nanoengineering and nanomechanics.