Mechanical Engineering Principles.
by John Bird, Carl Ross:
Mechanical Engineering Principles 2nd Edition aims to broaden the reader’s knowledge of the basic principles that are fundamental to mechanical engineering design and the operation of mechanical systems.
Modern engineering systems and products still rely upon static and dynamic principles to make them work. Even systems that appear to be entirely electronic have a physical presence governed by the principles of statics.
In this second edition of Mechanical Engineering Principles, a chapter has been added on revisionary mathematics; it is not possible to progress in engineering studies without a reasonable knowledge of mathematics, a fact that soon becomes obvious to both students and teachers alike. It is therefore hoped that this chapter on basic mathematics revision will be helpful and make the engineering studies more comprehensible. Minor modifications and some further worked problems have also been added throughout the text.
Free Internet downloads of full solutions to the further problems and a PowerPoint presentation of all the illustrations contained in the text is available – see page x.
For clarity, the text is divided into four parts, these being:
Part 1 Revision of Mathematics
Part 2 Statics and strength of materials
Part 3 Dynamics
Part 4 Heat transfer and fluid mechanics
Mechanical Engineering Principles 2nd Edition is suitable for the following:
(i) National Certificate/Diploma courses in Mechanical Engineering
(ii) Undergraduate courses in Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Aeronautical & Marine Engineering, together with Naval Architecture
(iii) Any introductory/access/foundation course involving Mechanical Engineering Principles at University, and Colleges of Further and Higher education.
Although pre-requisites for the modules covered in this book include Foundation Certificate/ diploma, or similar, in Mathematics and Science, each topic considered in the text is presented in a way that assumes that the reader has little previous knowledge of that topic.
Mechanical Engineering Principles 2nd Edition contains over 325 worked problems, followed by over 550 further problems (all with answers). The further problems are contained within some 140 Exercises; each Exercise follows on directly from the relevant section of work, every few pages. In addition, the text contains 276 multiplechoice questions (all with answers), and 260 short answer questions, the answers for which can be determined from the preceding material in that particular chapter. Where at all possible, the problems mirror practical situations found in mechanical engineering. 371 line diagrams enhance the understanding of the theory.
At regular intervals throughout the text are some 8 Revision Tests to check understanding. For example, Revision Test 1 covers material contained in Chapter 1, Test 2 covers the material in Chapters 2 to 5, and so on. No answers are given for the questions in the Revision Tests, but a Lecturer’s guide has been produced giving full solutions and suggested marking scheme.
Table Of Contents:
Part One: Revision of Mathematics
1 Revisionary Mathematics
⏩Revision Test 1 Revisionary mathematics
Part Two: Statics and Strength of Materials
2 The effects of forces on materials
3 Tensile testing
4 Forces acting at a point
5 Simply supported beams
⏩Revision Test 2: Forces, tensile testing and beams
6 Forces in structures
7 Bending moment and shear force diagrams
8 First and second moments of areas
⏩Revision Test 3: Forces in structures, bending moment and shear
force diagrams, and second moments of area
9 Bending of beams
11 Twisting of shafts
⏩Revision Test 4: Bending of beams, torque and twisting of shafts
Part Three Dynamics
12 Linear and angular motion
13 Linear momentum and impulse
14 Force, mass and acceleration
15 Work, energy and power
⏩Revision Test 5: Linear and angular motion, momentum and impulse, force, mass and acceleration, work, energy and power
17 Motion in a circle
18 Simple harmonic motion
19 Simple machines
⏩Revision Test 6: Friction, motion in a circle, simple harmonic motion and simple machines
Part Four Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
20 Heat energy and transfer
21 Thermal expansion
⏩Revision Test 7: Heat energy and transfer, and thermal expansion
24 Ideal gas laws
25 The measurement of temperature
⏩Revision Test 8: Hydrostatics, fluid flow, gas laws and temp
⏩Edition: 2nd edition
⏩Authors: John Bird, Carl Ross
⏩Puplication Date: May 17, 2012
⏩Size: 4.81 MB
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