Mechanical Technology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780434900787, 9781483141688

Mechanical Technology

2nd Edition

Authors: D H Bacon R. C. Stephens
eBook ISBN: 9781483141688
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 1st January 1990
Page Count: 552
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Mechanical Technology, Second Edition provides discussion of the fundamental outline of mechanical engineering principles. The book is comprised of 41 chapters that cover the major areas of mechanical technology, such as stress analysis, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. The coverage of the text includes the thermodynamic properties of substances; gyroscopic motion; and momentum of fluids. The book also covers the influence of computers in the various aspects of mechanical engineering, such as in designing and manufacturing. The text will be useful to students of mechanical engineering. Readers who want to have a better understanding of fundamental mechanical engineering will also benefit from the book.

Table of Contents


1 Simple Stress and Strain

2 Shearing Force and Bending Moment

3 Bending and Shearing Stresses

4 Torsion

5 Deflection of Beams

6 Struts

7 Strain Energy

8 Complex Stress and Strain

9 Cylinders

10 Dynamics

11 Velocity and Acceleration Diagrams

12 Reciprocating Mechanisms

13 Turning Moment Diagrams

14 Balancing of Rotating Masses

15 Friction Clutches, Bearings and Belt Drives

16 Gyroscopic Motion

17 Gear Trains

18 Free Vibrations

19 Transverse Vibrations and Whirling Speeds

20 Damped and Forced Vibrations

21 Thermodynamic Properties of Substances

22 Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

23 Second Law of Thermodynamics

24 Steam Plant

25 Gas Turbine Plant

26 Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines

27 Refrigerators and Heat Pumps

28 Reciprocating Air Compressors

26 Combustion

27 Plant Performance

28 Heat Transfer

29 Pressure and Pressure Measurement

30 Hydrostatics

34 Flow and Flow Measurement

35 Momentum of Fluids

36 Viscosity

37 Real Fluid Flow

38 Dimensional Analysis

39 Dynamic Similarity

40 Turbomachinery

41 Centrifugal Pumps

42 Computers in Mechanical Engineering

Appendix A—Moments of Area and Inertia

Appendix B—Differential Equations



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D H Bacon

R. C. Stephens

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