Elements of Mechanical Engineering introduces the fundamentals of mechanical engineering. It covers thermal engineering, manufacturing engineering automation and material science.
Across its nine chapters, the book deals with:
Sources of energy, fuels and combustion.
Steam properties and boiler for steam generation.
Principles of operation of prime-mover.
Construction and operation of machine tools.
Automation and its applications to robotic and NC machines.
Properties of the materials used in engineering.
Fabrication processes, such as welding, soldering and brazing.
Application of the principles thermodynamics to refrigeration and air conditioning.
The text includes simple line diagrams, and solved examples to enhance understanding of the fundamentals.