**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

10 Torque

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 __

16 Friction

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 __

22 Hydrostatics

23Fluid flow

24 Ideal gas laws

25 The measurement of temperature

__⏩____Revision Test 8: Hydrostatics, fluid flow, gas laws and temp__

Book Details:

⏩Edition: 2nd edition

⏩Authors: John Bird, Carl Ross

⏩Puplisher: Routledge

⏩Puplication Date: May 17, 2012

⏩Pages: 313

⏩Size: 4.81 MB

⏩Format: PDF

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