An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (Student International ed of 3rd revised ed)

An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (Student International ed of 3rd revised ed)

By: Kemper E. Lewis (author), Jonathan Wickert (author)Paperback

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AN INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING introduces students to the ever-emerging field of mechanical engineering, giving an appreciation for how engineers design the hardware that builds and improves societies all around the world. Intended for students in their first or second year of a typical college or university program in mechanical engineering or a closely related field, the text balances the treatments of technical problem-solving skills, design, engineering analysis, and modern technology.

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A Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University, Dr. Jonathan Wickert teaches and conducts research in the areas of applied mechanics, dynamics, and mechanical vibration. As a researcher and consultant, he has worked with companies and federal agencies on a diverse range of engineering problems including computer disk drives and tape libraries, the manufacture of sheet metal, and various consumer products. Dr. Wickert received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as associate editor of engineering journals, as a division chair in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and as chair of the undergraduate mechanical engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Wickert has received awards in recognition of his teaching and research from the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Information Storage Industry Consortium. He was also elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. A Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University at Buffalo -- SUNY, Dr. Kemper Lewis teaches and conducts research in the areas of mechanical design, system optimization, and decision modeling. As a researcher and consultant, he has worked with companies and federal agencies on a wide range of engineering design problems. Dr. Lewis received his B.S. in mechanical engineering and B.A. in mathematics from Duke University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has served as associate editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. He has also served on the ASME Design Automation Executive Committee and on the National Academies Panel on Benchmarking the Research Competitiveness of the United States in Mechanical Engineering. In addition, he has worked as the Executive Director of the New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation. Dr. Lewis has received awards in recognition of his teaching and research from the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the National Science Foundation.

Contents

1. THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROFESSION. What is Engineering? Who are Mechanical Engineers? Career Paths. Typical Program of Study. 2. MECHANICAL DESIGN. Design Process. Manufacturing Processes. Case Study in Conceptual Design: Mousetrap-Powered Vehicles. Case Study in Urban Power Infrastructures. Case Study in Computer-Aided Design: Noninvasive Medical Imaging. 3. TECHNICAL PROBLEM-SOLVING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. General Technical Problem Solving Approach. Unit Systems and Conversions. Significant Digits. Dimensional Consistency. Estimation in Engineering. Communication Skills in Engineering 4. FORCES IN STRUCTURES AND MACHINES. Forces in Rectangular and Polar Forms. Resultant of Several Forces. Moment of a Force. Equilibrium of Forces and Moments. Design Application: Rolling-Element Bearings. 5. MATERIALS AND STRESSES. Tension and Compression. Material Response. Shear. Engineering Materials. Factor of Safety. 6. FLUIDS ENGINEERING Properties of Fluids. Pressure and Buoyancy Force. Laminar and Turbulent Fluid Flows. Fluid Flow in Pipes. Drag Force. Lift Force. 7. THERMAL AND ENERGY SYSTEMS. Mechanical Energy, Work, and Power. Heat as Energy in Transit. Energy Conservation and Conversion. Heat Engines and Efficiency. Case Study 1: Internal-Combustion Engines. Case Study 2: Electrical Power Generation. Case Study 3: Jet Engines. 8. MOTION AND POWER TRANSMISSION. Rotational Motion. Design Application: Gears. Speed, Torque, and Power in Gearsets. Simple and Compound Geartrains. Design Application: Belt and Chain Drives. Planetary Geartrains. APPENDIX A. GREEK ALPHABET. APPENDIX B. TRIGONOMETRY REVIEW.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/03/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781111576820
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 425
  • ID: 9781111576820
  • weight: 662
  • ISBN10: 1111576823
  • edition: Student International ed of 3rd revised ed

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