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An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

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9780534552978

ISBN10:
0534552978
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Pub. Date:
11/1/2005
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CL Engineering
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Summary

This richly illustrated text reflects the experiences and philosophy of the author as is presented in his introductory course, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering, currently being taught at Iowa State University. Dr. Wickert introduces students to the vocabulary, skills, applications, and excitement of the mechanical engineering profession. The text balances problem solving skills, communications skills, design engineering analysis, real world applications and practical technology.

Table of Contents

Student's Preface ix
Instructor's Preface xi
About the Author xvii
The Mechanical Engineering Profession
1(29)
Overview
1(3)
What Is Engineering?
4(3)
Who Are Mechanical Engineers?
7(13)
Career Paths
20(2)
Typical Program of Study
22(8)
Summary
26(1)
Self-Study and Review
26(1)
Problems
26(2)
References
28(2)
Problem-Solving and Communication Skills
30(41)
Overview
30(2)
An Error of Units on the Way to Mars
32(2)
Unit Systems and Conversions
34(13)
Base and Derived Units
34(1)
International System of Units
35(3)
United States Customary System of Units
38(3)
Converting between the SI and USCS
41(6)
Significant Digits
47(2)
Dimensional Consistency
49(7)
Estimation in Engineering
56(4)
Presenting Engineering Calculations
60(1)
Communication Skills in Engineering
61(10)
Written Communication
62(1)
Graphical Communication
63(1)
Technical Presentations
64(1)
Summary
64(1)
Self-Study and Review
64(1)
Problems
65(5)
References
70(1)
Forces in Structures and Machines
71(53)
Overview
71(2)
Forces in Rectangular and Polar Forms
73(3)
Rectangular Components
74(1)
Polar Components
75(1)
Resultant of Several Forces
76(6)
Vector Algebra Method
77(1)
Vector Polygon Method
78(4)
Moment of a Force
82(8)
Perpendicular Lever Arm Method
82(2)
Moment Components Method
84(6)
Equilibrium of Forces and Moments
90(9)
Particles and Rigid Bodies
90(1)
Free Body Diagrams
91(8)
Design Application: Rolling-Element Bearings
99(25)
Ball Bearings
101(1)
Straight Roller Bearings
102(1)
Tapered Roller Bearings
102(2)
Thrust Roller Bearings
104(5)
Summary
109(1)
Self-Study and Review
110(1)
Problems
111(12)
References
123(1)
Materials and Stresses
124(53)
Overview
124(2)
Tension and Compression
126(7)
Material Response
133(11)
Shear
144(5)
Engineering Materials
149(9)
Metals and Their Alloys
150(2)
Ceramics
152(1)
Polymers
153(1)
Composite Materials
154(4)
Factor of Safety
158(19)
Summary
162(3)
Self-Study and Review
165(1)
Problems
165(11)
References
176(1)
Fluids Engineering
177(50)
Overview
177(3)
Properties of Fluids
180(6)
Pressure and Buoyancy Force
186(7)
Laminar and Turbulent Fluid Flows
193(5)
Fluid Flow in Pipes
198(7)
Drag Force
205(9)
Lift Force
214(13)
Summary
220(1)
Self-Study and Review
221(1)
Problems
222(4)
References
226(1)
Thermal and Energy Systems
227(58)
Overview
227(2)
Mechanical Energy, Work, and Power
229(7)
Gravitational Potential Energy
229(1)
Elastic Potential Energy
230(1)
Kinetic Energy
230(1)
Work of a Force
231(1)
Power
231(5)
Heat as Energy in Transit
236(13)
Heating Value
236(3)
Specific Heat
239(1)
Transfer of Heat
240(9)
Energy Conservation and Conversion
249(6)
Heat Engines and Efficiency
255(4)
Case Study 1: Internal-Combustion Engines
259(7)
Four-Stroke Engine Cycle
260(3)
Two-Stroke Engine Cycle
263(3)
Case Study 2: Electrical Power Generation
266(9)
Case Study 3: Jet Engines
275(10)
Summary
278(1)
Self-Study and Review
279(1)
Problems
280(4)
References
284(1)
Motion and Power Transmission
285(55)
Overview
285(3)
Rotational Motion
288(7)
Angular Velocity
288(1)
Rotational Work and Power
289(6)
Design Application: Gears
295(10)
Spur Gears
295(4)
Rack and Pinion
299(1)
Bevel Gears
300(1)
Helical Gears
300(3)
Worm Gearsets
303(2)
Speed, Torque, and Power in Gearsets
305(3)
Speed
305(2)
Torque
307(1)
Power
308(1)
Simple and Compound Geartrains
308(7)
Design Application: Belt and Chain Drives
315(7)
Planetary Geartrains
322(18)
Summary
329(2)
Self-Study and Review
331(1)
Problems
331(8)
References
339(1)
Mechanical Design
340(41)
Overview
340(1)
High-Level Design
341(6)
Manufacturing Processes
347(7)
Patents in Engineering
354(4)
Case Study in Conceptual Design: Mousetrap-Powered Vehicles
358(6)
First Concept: String and Lever Arm
359(2)
Second Concept: Compound Geartrain
361(1)
Third Concept: Sector-Shaped Gear
362(2)
Case Study in Computer-Aided Design: Noninvasive Medical Imaging
364(4)
Case Study in Machine Design: The Hydra-Matic Transmission
368(13)
Fluid Coupling
372(1)
Planetary Geartrains
372(1)
Band Brakes and Reverse Lock
373(1)
Clutches
373(1)
Hydraulic Control System
373(3)
Summary
376(1)
Self-Study and Review
377(1)
Problems
377(2)
References
379(2)
Greek Alphabet
381(1)
Trigonometry Review
382(5)
Degrees and Radians
382(1)
Right Triangles
382(2)
Identities
384(1)
Oblique Triangles
384(3)
Index 387


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