An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 1

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 1

By: Michael Clifford (author), Kathy Simmons (author), Philip Shipway (author)Paperback

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An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering is an essential text for all first-year undergraduate students as well as those studying for foundation degrees and HNDs. The text gives a thorough grounding in the following core engineering topics: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, dynamics, electricals and electronics, and materials science. As well as mechanical engineers, the text will be highly relevant to civil, automotive, aeronautical/aerospace and general engineering students. The text is written by an experienced team of first-year lecturers at the internationally renowned University of Nottingham. The material in this book has full student and lecturer support on an accompanying website at, which includes: worked examples of exam-style questions multiple-choice self-assessment revision guides.

About Author

Dr Michael Clifford has lectured at the University of Nottingham since 1998. He has taught a wide range of subjects including professional Studies, Computational and Numerical Techniques, Further Mathematical Techniques in Design and and Production and Fibre Reinforced Composites and Design. He has over seventy academic publications, including teaching case studies on the use of appropriate technology in further education. He also coordinates the Royal Academy of Engineering's Headstart programme at the University.


Solid Mechanics Richard Brooks Basic design analysis Stress, strain and elasticity Beam bending Multi-axial stress and strain Torsion Materials and Processing Andrew Kennedy and Philip Shipway Introduction The structure and properties of materials Properties of materials Selection of materials in engineering design Materials processing Failure of materials Fluid Dynamics Stephen Pickering Introductory concepts Fluids at rest - hydrostatics Fluids in motion Fluids in motion - linear momentum Thermodynamics Paul Shayler Introduction The first law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, work and heat transfer The second law of thermodynamics, heat engines, the Clausius inequality, entropy and irreversibility The properties of perfect gas, water and steam Types of process and their analysis for work and heat transfer Modes of heat transfer and steady-state heat transfer rates Cycles, power plant and engines Electrical and Electronic Systems Alan Howe Introduction Direct current circuits Electromagnetic systems Capacitance Alternating current circuits Three-phase circuits Semiconductor rectifiers Amplifiers Digital electronics Transformers AC induction motors Machine Dynamics Stewart McWilliam Introduction Basic mechanics Kinematics of a particle in a plane Kinematics of rigid bodies in a plane Kinematics of linkage mechanisms in a plane Mass properties of rigid bodies Kinematics of a rigid body in a plane Balancing of rotating masses Geared systems Work and energy Impulse, impact and momentum

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780340939956
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780340939956
  • weight: 1380
  • ISBN10: 0340939958

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