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Foundations of Mechanical Engineering

1st Edition

By A. D. Johnson, Keith Sherwin

CRC Press

380 pages

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Description

The traditional approach to teaching mechanical engineering has been to cover either mechanics or thermofluid mechanics. In response to the growing trend toward more general modules, Foundations of Mechanical Engineering provides a unified approach to teaching the basic mechanical engineering topics of mechanics, the mechanics of solids, and thermofluid mechanics.

Each chapter provides a systematic approach to the subject matter and begins with a list of aims and concludes with a summary of the key equations introduced in that chapter. Copious worked examples illustrate the correct approach to problem solving, and outline solutions for all of the end-of-chapter problems let students check their own work. The authors have judiciously minimized the mathematical content and where necessary, introduce the fundamentals through diagrams and graphical representations.

With complete basic coverage of both statics and dynamics, the mechanics of solids, fluid flow, and heat transfer, Foundations of Mechanical Engineering forms and ideal text for first-year mechanical engineering students.

Table of Contents

PROBLEM SOLVING AND BASICS

Aims

Mechanical Engineering

Problem Solving

Drawing a Diagram

Newton's Laws

Units

MOTION OF BODIES

Aims

Introduction to Motion

Equations of Motion

Falling Bodies

Relative Velocity

Angular Motion

NEWTON'S LAWS, IMPULSE, AND MOMENTUM

Aims

Newton's Laws

Newton's Laws Applied to Rotating Bodies

Impulse and Momentum

STATICS

Aims

Statics

Vector Representation of a Force (Two-Dimensional)

Equilibrium

Analysis of Forces

Moments

Contact Forces

WORK, ENERGY, AND POWER

Aims

Work

Energy

Power

DRY FRICTION

Aims

Introduction to Friction

Lubrication and fluid Friction

Stiction

Friction on a Horizontal Plane

Friction on an Inclined Plane

Application of Friction to a Screw Thread

INTRODUCTION TO VIBRATIONS AND SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION

Aims

Introduction to Vibration

Harmonic Motion

Simple Harmonic Motion

Calculation of Natural Frequency

Glossary of Terms

STRESSES AND STRAINS

Aims

Behaviour of materials

Direct Loading

Factor of Safety

Thin Cylinders

Lateral Strain

Shear Loading

LOADING OF BEAMS

Aims

Simply Supported Beams and Cantilevers

Sign Conventions

Shear Forces and Shear Force Diagrams

Bending Moments and Bending Moment Diagrams

The Principle of Superposition

The Significance of Bending Moments

Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams

STRESSES IN BEAMS AND SHAFTS

Aims

Beams and Shafts

Bending of Beams

Theory of Bending

Second Moment of Area

Stresses in Circular Shafts

THERMOFLUID SITUATIONS

Aims

Thermofluid Mechanics

Fluids

Pressure

Pressure Measurement

Closed Thermofluid System

Closed System Undergoing a Cycle

PROPERTIES OF FLUIDS

Aims

Properties to be Considered

Ideal Gases

Specific Heats of Gases

Non-Flow Processes for an Ideal Gas

Liquids and Vapours

Use of Vapour Tables

STEADY FLOW OF FLUIDS

Aims

Open Thermofluid System

Continuity Equation

Momentum Equation

Energy Equation

Steady Flow Thermofluid Devices

The Steady Flow Energy Equations as a Rate Equation

Bernoulli's Equation

Flow Measurement

FLOW WITH FRICTION

Aims

Limitations of Frictionless Flow

Viscosity

Journal Bearing

Flow Behaviour with Friction

Reynolds Number

Pressure Drop in Pipes

Flow in Pipeline Systems

BASIC HEAT TRANSFER

Aims

Modes of Heat Transfer

Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient

Thermal Resistance

APPENDICES

Mechanical Properties of Metals

Second Moment of Area of a Rectangle

Saturated Water-Steam Properties

Superheated Steam Properties

Answers

References and Suggested Reading

INDEX

Each chapter also contains Summary and Problems sections.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical