Mechanical Engineering

A Series of Textbooks and Reference Books

Series Editor: Lynn Faulkner

  • Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Fourth Edition

    By Ronald F. Gibson

    This book presents a unique blend of classical and contemporary mechanics of composites technologies. It covers classical methods as well as current state-of-the-art composites technology and research findings. In addition to significant updates to several sections, this edition increases the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17 
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Steam Generators and Waste Heat Boilers

    For Process and Plant Engineers

    By V. Ganapathy

    Incorporates Worked-Out Real-World Problems Steam Generators and Waste Heat Boilers: For Process and Plant Engineers focuses on the thermal design and performance aspects of steam generators, HRSGs and fire tube, water tube waste heat boilers including air heaters, and condensing economizers. Over…

    Hardback – 2014-10-10
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition

    By Michael Volk

    Providing a wealth of information on pumps and pump systems, Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition details how pump equipment is selected, sized, operated, maintained, and repaired. The book identifies the key components of pumps and pump accessories, introduces the basics of pump…

    Hardback – 2013-10-21
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability

    Theory and Applications, Second Edition

    By Andrew K.S. Jardine, Albert H.C. Tsang

    A completely revised and updated edition of a bestseller, Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications, Second Edition supplies the tools needed for making data-driven physical asset management decisions. The well-received first edition quickly became a mainstay for professors…

    Hardback – 2013-05-28
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Heat Exchanger Design Handbook, Second Edition

    By Kuppan Thulukkanam

    Completely revised and updated to reflect current advances in heat exchanger technology, Heat Exchanger Design Handbook, Second Edition includes enhanced figures and thermal effectiveness charts, tables, new chapter, and additional topics––all while keeping the qualities that made the first edition…

    Hardback – 2013-05-20
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Vehicle Dynamics, Stability, and Control, Second Edition

    By Dean Karnopp

    Anyone who has experience with a car, bicycle, motorcycle, or train knows that the dynamic behavior of different types of vehicles and even different vehicles of the same class varies significantly. For example, stability (or instability) is one of the most intriguing and mysterious aspects of…

    Hardback – 2013-01-23
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • HVAC Water Chillers and Cooling Towers

    Fundamentals, Application, and Operation, Second Edition

    By Herbert W. Stanford III

    HVAC Water Chillers and Cooling Towers: Fundamentals, Application, and Operation, Second Edition explores the major improvements in recent years to many chiller and cooling tower components that have resulted in improved performance and lower operating costs. This new edition looks at how climate…

    Hardback – 2011-11-16
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Third Edition

    By Ronald F. Gibson

    Principles of Composite Material Mechanics, Third Edition presents a unique blend of classical and contemporary mechanics of composites technologies. While continuing to cover classical methods, this edition also includes frequent references to current state-of-the-art composites technology and…

    Hardback – 2011-09-21
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Ultrasonics

    Fundamentals, Technologies, and Applications, Third Edition

    By Dale Ensminger, Leonard J. Bond

    Recent advances in power electronics greatly benefit the multidisciplinary field of modern ultrasonics. More powerful, compact, and versatile electronic chips and software enable new computer-based devices for real-time data capture, storage, analysis, and display and advance the science and…

    Hardback – 2011-09-19
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Tolerance Stackup and Analysis, Second Edition

    By Bryan R. Fischer

    Use Tolerance Analysis Techniques to Avoid Design, Quality, and Manufacturing Problems Before They Happen Often overlooked and misunderstood, tolerance analysis is a critical part of improving products and their design processes. Because all manufactured products are subject to variation, it is…

    Hardback – 2011-04-26
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Asset Management Excellence

    Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions, Second Edition

    Edited by John D. Campbell, Andrew K.S. Jardine, Joel McGlynn

    During the eight years since the publication of Maintenance Excellence: Optimizing Equipment Life-Cycle Decisions the business environment has changed drastically. Globalization, consolidation, and changes in technology challenge asset management and maintenance professionals to be more efficient.…

    Hardback – 2010-11-19
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Solid Fuels Combustion and Gasification

    Modeling, Simulation, and Equipment Operations Second Edition

    By Marcio L. de Souza-Santos

    As an increasing number of professionals and graduate students enter the field of solid-based power generation, they all require an command of process and equipment, as well as the theory behind it all. However, their informational needs and understanding differ based on their experience and the…

    Hardback – 2010-03-25
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Vibration

    Analysis, Uncertainties, and Control, Third Edition

    By Haym Benaroya, Mark L. Nagurka

    Mechanical Vibration: Analysis, Uncertainties, and Control simply and comprehensively addresses the fundamental principles of vibration theory, emphasizing its application in solving practical engineering problems. The authors focus on strengthening engineers’ command of mathematics as a…

    Hardback – 2009-06-10
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Principles of Biomechanics

    By Ronald Huston

    Research and study in biomechanics has grown dramatically in recent years, to the extent that students, researchers, and practitioners in biomechanics now outnumber those working in the underlying discipline of mechanics itself. Filling a void in the current literature on this specialized niche,…

    Hardback – 2008-12-22
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Practical Stress Analysis in Engineering Design, Third Edition

    By Ronald Huston, Harold Josephs

    Updated and revised, this book presents the application of engineering design and analysis based on the approach of understanding the physical characteristics of a given problem and then modeling the important aspects of the physical system. This third edition provides coverage of new topics…

    Hardback – 2008-12-17
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Friction Science and Technology

    From Concepts to Applications, Second Edition

    By Peter J. Blau

    "Should have broad appeal in many kinds of industry, ranging from automotive to computers—basically any organization concerned with products having moving parts!" —David A. Rigney, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA In-Depth Coverage of…

    Hardback – 2008-10-20
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems, Second Edition

    By Yogesh Jaluria

    Thermal systems play an increasingly symbiotic role alongside mechanical systems in varied applications spanning materials processing, energy conversion, pollution, aerospace, and automobiles. Responding to the need for a flexible, yet systematic approach to designing thermal systems across such…

    Hardback – 2007-12-13
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Fiber-Reinforced Composites

    Materials, Manufacturing, and Design, Third Edition

    By P.K. Mallick

    The newly expanded and revised edition of Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Materials, Manufacturing, and Design presents the most up-to-date resource available on state-of-the-art composite materials. This book is unique in that it not only offers a current analysis of mechanics and properties, but…

    Hardback – 2007-11-19
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Analytical and Approximate Methods in Transport Phenomena

    By Marcio L. de Souza-Santos

    On the job or in the field, when facing a problem with differential equations and boundary conditions, most likely you don’t have time to read through several publications in search of a method that may or may not solve your problem. Organized for quick and easy access to practical solutions,…

    Hardback – 2007-10-29
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Rapid Prototyping and Engineering Applications

    A Toolbox for Prototype Development

    By Frank W. Liou

    More quality, more flexibility, and less costs seem to be the key to meeting the demands of the global marketplace. The secret to success in this arena lies in the expert execution of the critical tasks in the product definition stage. Prototyping is an essential part of this stage, yet can be very…

    Hardback – 2007-09-26
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints, Fourth Edition

    Non-Gasketed Joints

    By John H. Bickford

    Redesigned for increased accessibility, this fourth edition of the bestselling Introduction to the Design and Behavior of Bolted Joints has been divided into two separate but complementary volumes. Each volume contains the basic information useful to bolting experts in any industry, but because the…

    Hardback – 2007-08-24
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Applied Combustion, Second Edition

    By Eugene L. Keating

    The second edition of this practical text offers a broad introduction to the engineering principles of chemical energy conversion. Eugene L. Keating, Ph.D., P.E., a recognized authority within academia, government, and industry, examines combustion science and technology using fundamental…

    Hardback – 2007-03-09
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Advanced Vibration Analysis

    By S. Graham Kelly

    Delineating a comprehensive theory, Advanced Vibration Analysis provides the bedrock for building a general mathematical framework for the analysis of a model of a physical system undergoing vibration. The book illustrates how the physics of a problem is used to develop a more specific framework…

    Hardback – 2006-12-19
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Shaft Alignment Handbook, Third Edition

    By John Piotrowski

    Rotating machinery is the heart of many industrial operations, but many engineers and technicians perform shaft alignment by guesswork or with limited knowledge of the tools and methods available to accurately and effectively align their machinery. Two decades ago, John Piotrowski conferred upon…

    Hardback – 2006-11-02
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Practical Plant Failure Analysis

    A Guide to Understanding Machinery Deterioration and Improving Equipment Reliability

    By Neville W. Sachs

    Component failures result from a combination of factors involving materials science, mechanics, thermodynamics, corrosion, and tribology. With the right guidance, you don’t have to be an authority in all of these areas to become skilled at diagnosing and preventing failures. Based on the author’s…

    Hardback – 2006-08-18
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Optimal Control of Induction Heating Processes

    By Edgar Rapoport, Yulia Pleshivtseva

    This book introduces new approaches to solving optimal control problems in induction heating process applications. Optimal Control of Induction Heating Processes demonstrates how to apply and use new optimization techniques for different types of induction heating installations. Focusing on…

    Hardback – 2006-07-07
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Microengineering, MEMS, and Interfacing

    A Practical Guide

    By Danny Banks

    MEMS devices are finding increasingly widespread use in a variety of settings, from chemical and biological analysis to sensors and actuators in automotive applications. Along with this massive growth, the field is still experiencing growing pains as fabrication processes are refined and new…

    Hardback – 2006-03-23
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Standards for Engineering Design and Manufacturing

    By Wasim Ahmed Khan, Abdul Raouf, S.I.

    Most books on standardization describe the impact of ISO and related organizations on many industries. While this is great for managing an organization, it leaves engineers asking questions such as “what are the effects of standards on my designs?” and “how can I use standardization to benefit my…

    Hardback – 2005-12-15
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Finite Element Method

    Applications in Solids, Structures, and Heat Transfer

    By Michael R. Gosz

    The finite element method (FEM) is the dominant tool for numerical analysis in engineering, yet many engineers apply it without fully understanding all the principles. Learning the method can be challenging, but Mike Gosz has condensed the basic mathematics, concepts, and applications into a simple…

    Hardback – 2005-11-10
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Standard Handbook of Chains

    Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling, Second Edition

    By American Chain Association

    Since its founding, the American Chain Association (ACA) has set the standard of excellence in developing the chain industry and enhancing the benefit to customers. The first edition of Chains for Power Transmission and Material Handling served as the keystone reference to the field for more than…

    Hardback – 2005-09-20
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Micro Electro Mechanical System Design

    By James J. Allen

    It is challenging at best to find a resource that provides the breadth of information necessary to develop a successful micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) design. Micro Electro Mechanical System Design is that resource. It is a comprehensive, single-source guide that explains the design process…

    Hardback – 2005-07-08
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Damage Mechanics

    By George Z. Voyiadjis, Peter I. Kattan

    Before a structure or component can be completed, before any analytical model can be constructed, and even before the design can be formulated, you must have a fundamental understanding of damage behavior in order to produce a safe and effective design. Damage Mechanics presents the underlying…

    Hardback – 2005-06-23
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Industrial Heating

    Principles, Techniques, Materials, Applications, and Design

    By Yeshvant V. Deshmukh

    Industry relies on heating for a wide variety of processes involving a broad range of materials. Each process and material requires heating methods suitable to its properties and the desired outcome. Despite this, the literature lacks a general reference on design techniques for heating, especially…

    Hardback – 2005-05-20
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Rotordynamics

    By Agnieszka Muszynska

    As the most important parts of rotating machinery, rotors are also the most prone to mechanical vibrations, which may lead to machine failure. Correction is only possible when proper and accurate diagnosis is obtained through understanding of rotor operation and all of the potential malfunctions…

    Hardback – 2005-05-20
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Reliability Engineering

    Probabilistic Models and Maintenance Methods

    By Joel A. Nachlas

    Without proper reliability and maintenance planning, even the most efficient and seemingly cost-effective designs can incur enormous expenses due to repeated or catastrophic failure and subsequent search for the cause. Today’s engineering students face increasing pressure from employers, customers,…

    Hardback – 2005-04-12
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Selection of Engineering Materials and Adhesives

    By Lawrence W. Fisher, P.E.

    Insufficient knowledge, time limitations, and budget constraints often result in poor material selection and implementation, which can lead to uncertain performance and premature failure of mechanical and electro-mechanical products. Selection of Engineering Materials and Adhesives is a…

    Hardback – 2005-04-12
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Pump Characteristics and Applications, Second Edition

    By Michael Volk

    This hands-on reference offers a practical introduction to pumps and provides the tools necessary to select, size, operate, and maintain pumps properly. It highlights the interrelatedness of pump engineering from system and piping design to installation and startup.This updated second edition…

    Hardback – 2005-04-07
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Boundary Methods

    Elements, Contours, and Nodes

    By Subrata Mukherjee, Yu Xie Mukherjee

    Boundary Methods: Elements, Contours, and Nodes presents the results of cutting-edge research in boundary-based mesh-free methods. These methods combine the dimensionality advantage of the boundary element method with the ease of discretization of mesh-free methods, both of which, for some problems…

    Hardback – 2005-03-17
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Practical Guide To Designed Experiments

    A Unified Modular Approach

    By Paul D. Funkenbusch

    Many engineers and scientists have receive little or no training in designed experiments, and any courses that are available tend to be either abstract and divorced from practical considerations or strictly practical-lacking the rigor and depth necessary for true, long-term understanding.Practical…

    Hardback – 2004-11-12
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Alloying And Milling

    By Cury Suryanarayana

    This book surveys the broad field of mechanical alloying from a scientific and technological perspective to form a timely and comprehensive resource valuable to both students and researchers. The treatment progresses from the historical background through a description of the process, the different…

    Hardback – 2004-09-28
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Practical Engineering Failure Analysis

    By Hani M. Tawancy, Anwar Ul-Hamid, Nureddin M. Abbas

    Filling a gap in the literature, Practical Engineering Failure Analysis vividly demonstrates the correct methodology to conduct successful failure analyses, as well as offering the background necessary for these investigations. This authoritative reference covers procedures to reduce the occurrence…

    Hardback – 2004-08-30
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Vibrations of Shells and Plates, Third Edition

    By Werner Soedel

    With increasingly sophisticated structures involved in modern engineering, knowledge of the complex vibration behavior of plates, shells, curved membranes, rings, and other complex structures is essential for today’s engineering students, since the behavior is fundamentally different than that of…

    Hardback – 2004-08-11
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Design for Wear, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Raymond G. Bayer

    A modern presentation of approaches to wear design, this significantly revised and expanded second edition offers methods suited for meeting specific wear performance requirements, numerous design studies highlighting strategies for use with different tribological elements and mechanical systems,…

    Hardback – 2004-06-25
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Liquid Pipeline Hydraulics

    By E. Shashi Menon

    Avoiding lengthy mathematical discussions, this reference specifically addresses issues affecting the day-to-day practices of those who design, operate, and purchase liquid pipelines in the oil, water, and process industries. Liquid Pipeline Hydraulics supplies an abundance of practical examples…

    Hardback – 2004-06-21
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Wear Fundamentals and Testing, Revised and Expanded

    2nd Edition

    By Raymond G. Bayer

    Written by a tribological expert with more than thirty years of experience in the field, Mechanical Wear Fundamentals and Testing, Second Edition compiles an extensive range of graphs, tables, micrographs, and drawings to illustrate wear, friction, and lubrication behavior in modern engineering…

    Hardback – 2004-04-22
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Handbook of Lead-Free Solder Technology for Microelectronic Assemblies

    By Karl J. Puttlitz, Kathleen A. Stalter

    This reference provides a complete discussion of the conversion from standard lead-tin to lead-free solder microelectronic assemblies for low-end and high-end applications. Written by more than 45 world-class researchers and practitioners, the book discusses general reliability issues concerning…

    Hardback – 2004-02-27
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Clutches and Brakes

    Design and Selection, 2nd Edition

    By William C. Orthwein

    Conveniently gathering formulas, analytical methods, and graphs for the design and selection of a wide variety of brakes and clutches in the automotive, aircraft, farming, and manufacturing industries, Clutches and Brakes: Design and Selection, Second Edition simplifies calculations, acquaints…

    Hardback – 2004-02-18
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Handbook of Pneumatic Conveying Engineering

    By David Mills, Mark G. Jones, Vijay K. Agarwal

    Pneumatic conveying systems offer enormous advantages: flexibility in plant layout, automatic operation, easy control and monitoring, and the ability to handle diverse materials, especially dangerous, toxic, or explosive materials. The Handbook of Pneumatic Conveying Engineering provides the most…

    Hardback – 2004-01-21
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Modeling and Simulation for Material Selection and Mechanical Design

    Edited by George E. Totten, Lin Xie, Kiyoshi Funatani

    This reference describes advanced computer modeling and simulation procedures to predict material properties and component design including mechanical properties, microstructural evolution, and materials behavior and performance. The book illustrates the most effective modeling and simulation…

    Hardback – 2003-12-02
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering

  • Theory of Dimensioning

    An Introduction to Parameterizing Geometric Models

    By Vijay Srinivasan

      Encompassing a wide range of mathematical concepts, this text/reference presents a comprehensive theory of dimensioning and parameterizing of geometric models. This volume develops a unified and systematic theory of intrinsic and relational dimensioning using the powerful notion of congruence.…

    Hardback – 2003-09-30
    CRC Press
    Mechanical Engineering