Mechanical Engineer's Handbook

Series Editor:

  • J. Irwin, Auburn University, Alabama, U.S.A.


  • Dan Marghitu, Auburn University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alabama, USA.

The Mechanical Engineer's Handbook was developed and written specifically to fill a need for mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering students throughout the world. With over 1000 pages, 550 illustrations, and 26 tables the Mechanical Engineer's Handbook is very comprehensive, yet affordable, compact, and durable. The Handbook covers all major areas of mechanical engineering with succinct coverage of the definitions, formulas, examples, theory, proofs, and explanations of all principle subject areas. The Handbook is an essential, practical companion for all mechanical engineering students with core coverage of nearly all relevant courses included. Also, anyone preparing for the engineering licensing examinations will find this handbook to be an invaluable aid. Useful analytical techniques provide the student and practicing engineer with powerful tools for mechanical design.

This book is designed to be a portable reference with a depth of coverage not found in "pocketbooks" of formulas and definitions and without the verbosity, high price, and excessive size of the huge encyclopedic handbooks. If an engineer needs a quick reference for a wide array of information, yet does not have a full library of textbooks or does not want to spend the extra time and effort necessary to search and carry a six pound handbook, this book is for them.

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Students, professional engineers, researchers, and practitioners in mechanical and aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics. Also essential reference for civil, industrial, and electrical engineers working with mechanical systems and devices.


Book information

  • Published: July 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-471370-3

Table of Contents

PrefaceContributors1. StaticsVector AlgebraCentroids and Surface PropertiesMoments and CouplesEquilibriumDry Friction2. DynamicsFundamentalsKinematics of a PointDynamics of a ParticlePlanar Kinematics of a Rigid BodyDynamics of a Rigid Body3. Mechanics of MaterialsStressDeflection and StiffnessFatigue4. Theory of MechanismsFundamentalsPosition AnalysisVelocity and Acceleration AnalysisKinetostatics5. Machine ComponentsScrewsGearsSpringsRolling BearingsLubrication and Sliding Bearings6. Theory of VibrationIntroductionLinear Systems with One Degree of FreedomLinear Systems with Finite Numbers of Degrees of FreedomMachine-Tool Vibrations7. Principles of Heat TransferHeat Transfer ThermodynamicsConduction Heat TransferConvection Heat Transfer8. Fluid DynamicsFluids FundamentalsHydraulics9. ControlIntroductionSignalsTransfer FunctionsConnection of ElementsPoles and ZerosSteady-State ErrorTime-Domain PerformanceFrequency-Domain PerformancesStability of Linear Feedback SystemsDesign of Closed-Loop Control Systems by Pole-Zero MethodsDesign of Closed-Loop Control Systems by Frequential MethodsState Variable ModelsNonlinear SystemsNonlinear Controllers by Feedback LinearizationSliding ControlAppendix:Differential Equations and Systems of DifferentialEquationsIndex