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Mechanical Engineer's Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124713703, 9780080511368

Mechanical Engineer's Handbook

1st Edition

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Author: Dan Marghitu
Series Editor: J. Irwin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124713703
eBook ISBN: 9780080511368
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th July 2001
Page Count: 880
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Table of Contents

Preface Contributors

  1. Statics Vector Algebra Centroids and Surface Properties Moments and Couples Equilibrium Dry Friction

  2. Dynamics Fundamentals Kinematics of a Point Dynamics of a Particle Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body Dynamics of a Rigid Body

  3. Mechanics of Materials Stress Deflection and Stiffness Fatigue

  4. Theory of Mechanisms Fundamentals Position Analysis Velocity and Acceleration Analysis Kinetostatics

  5. Machine Components Screws Gears Springs Rolling Bearings Lubrication and Sliding Bearings

  6. Theory of Vibration Introduction Linear Systems with One Degree of Freedom Linear Systems with Finite Numbers of Degrees of Freedom Machine-Tool Vibrations

  7. Principles of Heat Transfer Heat Transfer Thermodynamics Conduction Heat Transfer Convection Heat Transfer

  8. Fluid Dynamics Fluids Fundamentals Hydraulics

  9. Control Introduction Signals Transfer Functions Connection of Elements Poles and Zeros Steady-State Error Time-Domain Performance Frequency-Domain Performances Stability of Linear Feedback Systems Design of Closed-Loop Control Systems by Pole-Zero Methods Design of Closed-Loop Control Systems by Frequential Methods State Variable Models Nonlinear Systems Nonlinear Controllers by Feedback Linearization Sliding Control

Appendix: Differential Equations and Systems of Differential Equations



The Mechanical Engineer's Handbook was developed and written specifically to fill a need for mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering students. With over 1000 pages, 550 illustrations, and 26 tables the Mechanical Engineer's Handbook is comprehensive, compact and durable. The Handbook covers 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.

Key Features

  • Covers all major areas of mechanical engineering with succinct coverage of the definitions, formulae, examples, theory, proofs and explanations of all principle subject areas

  • Boasts over 1000 pages, 550 illustrations, and 26 tables

  • Is comprehensive, yet affordable, compact, and durable with strong 'flexible' binding

  • Possesses a true handbook 'feel' in size and design with a full colour cover, thumb index, cross-references and useful printed endpapers


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.


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About the Author

Dan Marghitu

Dan B. Marghitu is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University. His specialty areas include impact dynamics, biomechanics, nonlinear dynamics, flexible multibody systems and robotics. He is the author of more than 60 journal papers and six books on dynamics, mechanical impact, mechanisms, robots and biomechanics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Auburn University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alabama, USA

About the Series Editor

J. Irwin

Affiliations and Expertise

Auburn University, Alabama, U.S.A.