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Solve any mechanical engineering problem quickly and easilyThis trusted compendium of calculation methods delivers fast, accurate solutions to the toughest day-to-day mechanical engineering problems. You will find numbered, step-by-step procedures for solving specific problems together with worked-out examples that give numerical results for the calculation. Covers: Power Generation; Plant and Facilities Engineering; Environmental Control; Design Engineering New Edition features methods for automatic and digital control; alternative and renewable energy sources; plastics in engineering design
Tyler Hicks is a consulting engineer and the author of numerous engineering titles.
Table of Contents
Contributors and Advisers
How to Use This Handbook
Part 1: Power Generation
Section 1: Modern Power-Plant Cycles and Equipment
Section 2: Steam Condensing Systems and Auxiliaries
Section 3: Combustion
Section 4: Steam Generation Equipment and Auxiliaries
Section 5: Feedwater Heating Methods
Section 6: Internal-Combustion Engines
Part 2: Plant and Facilities Engineering
Section 7: Pumps and Pumping Systems
Section 8: Piping and Fluid Flow
Section 9: Air and Gas Compressors and Vacuum Systems
Section 10: Materials Handling
Section 11: Heat Transfer and Heat Exchange
Section 12: Refrigeration
Part 3: Environmental Control
Section 13: Wastewater Treatment and Control
Section 14: Water-Supply and Storm-Water System Design
Section 15: Plumbing and Drainage for Buildings and Other Structures
Section 16: Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Section 17: Solar Energy
Section 18: Environmental Control and Energy Conservation
Part 4: Design Engineering
Section 19: Shafts, Flywheels, Pulleys, and Belts for Power Transmission
Section 20: Gear Design and Application
Section 21: Transmissions, Clutches, Roller-Screw Actuators, Couplings, and Speed Control
Section 22: Bearing Design and Selection
Section 23: Spring Selection and Analysis
Section 24: Mechanical and Electrical Brakes
Section 25: Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Design
Section 26: Metalworking and Nonmetallic Materials Processing