An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 1
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An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering is an essential text for all first-year undergraduate students as well as those studying for foundation degrees and HNDs. The text gives a thorough grounding in the following core engineering topics: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics, electricals and electronics, and materials science. As well as mechanical engineers, the text will be highly relevant to civil, automotive, aeronautical/aerospace and general engineering students.
The text is written by an experienced team of first-year lecturers at the internationally renowned University of Nottingham.
The material in this book has full student and lecturer support on an accompanying website at http://cw.tandf.co.uk/mechanicalengineering/, which includes:
- worked examples of exam-style questions
- multiple-choice self-assessment
- revision guides.
Table of Contents
Basic design analysis
Stress, strain and elasticity
Multi-axial stress and strain
Materials and Processing
Andrew Kennedy and Philip Shipway
The structure and properties of materials
Properties of materials
Selection of materials in engineering design
Failure of materials
Fluids at rest – hydrostatics
Fluids in motion
Fluids in motion – linear momentum
The first law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, work and heat transfer
The second law of thermodynamics, heat engines, the Clausius inequality, entropy and irreversibility
The properties of perfect gas, water and steam
Types of process and their analysis for work and heat transfer
Modes of heat transfer and steady-state heat transfer rates
Cycles, power plant and engines
Electrical and Electronic Systems
Direct current circuits
Alternating current circuits
AC induction motors
Kinematics of a particle in a plane
Kinematics of rigid bodies in a plane
Kinematics of linkage mechanisms in a plane
Mass properties of rigid bodies
Kinematics of a rigid body in a plane
Balancing of rotating masses
Work and energy
Impulse, impact and momentum
Dr Michael Clifford has lectured at the University of Nottingham since 1998. He has taught a wide range of subjects including professional Studies, Computational and Numerical Techniques, Further Mathematical Techniques in Design and and Production and Fibre Reinforced Composites and Design. He has over seventy academic publications, including teaching case studies on the use of appropriate technology in further education. He also coordinates the Royal Academy of Engineering's Headstart programme at the University.