19.07.2017

In the last years, the increasing number of the complex problems has required much more technical knowledge  be possessed by the engineers to be able to address and mitigate them. Such problems include but are not limited to the design of various engineering systems and subsystems, their design/re-design and interaction of other systems.

The present publication by Atila Ertas presents readers the fundamental concepts of the mechanical engineering in the context of the design process, providing all of them, and especially non-mechanical engineers, with the required knowledge and understanding of the most important mechanical aspects of a project, thus making the collaboration in transdisciplinary teams a bit easier. The author as managed to combine in a single volume the statics and dynamics, together with the vibration and material strength, offering a practical reference for design.

The book starts with the comprehensive overview of the PtD, standing for the "prevention through design", giving an idea of the occupational HSE needs and presents the condensed introduction to the engineering statics and dynamics, failure theories and various dynamic loadings.

The content also includes numerous real-life examples of the design and analysis together with the practical applications demonstrating how exactly the transdisciplinary knowledge could be applied in practice. The book shall be suitable for the students willing to understand the basics of engineering mechanics, as well as the professionals in the industry.

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19.07.2017

This nice textbook has been mainly aimed at the students in various fields of the mechanical engineering, and especially ones at the beginner-graduate level, plus in other engineering disciplines, who are trying to get some proper training in dynamics applied to the engineering mechanisms. In his publication Roger Hans has introduced the formal math development of the Lagranjan mechanics, together with the corollaries, solving several engineering applications.

His initial goal was to ingrain a due technical understanding of the fundamental physics that is actually required for the engineering dynamics, providing, in the meantime, the working algorithm to be used for the simulation of various engineering mechanisms, for example robots. The volume is pretty self-contained and this approach has made it readily available and useful for all practicing engineers with the interest in this area.

The author has made the materials that are contained in this volume very accessible to the broadest possible auditors using many solved examples plus diagrams applying the main addressed principles to the real life engineering applications. The Lagranjan mechanics has been discussed straight in the context of the engineering applications. The content of this book also includes numerous supplementary materials included for easier understanding of the theoretical part.​

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19.07.2017

Nowadays, the US industry has approximately three hundred billion bucks being spent on the plant operations and maintenance, with some eighty percent of those funds spent on the correction of the chronicle failures of machines and systems, plus people. The machines are systems are becoming even more complex - as a consequence, subject problem can worsen; therefore, quite clear and strongly pressing need exists to establish the equipment management programs incorporating the considerations that would be essential to the effective maintenance.

This book will present readers with an effective strategy of preservation of the equipment function, avoiding the negative consequences of the failures, and also ensuring the productive capacity of the equipment. Subject strategy is incorporating human errors, safety matters, plus the quality and software maintenance, with all other considerations directly relating to the reliability/maintainability of the equipment, and costing.

The author of this volume has successfully gathered the information from different technical sources, integrating the very latest technological developments achieved in mechanical engineering into the readily available practical plans, specifically prepared for optimizing the maintenance activities, paying attention to the extension of the working life of the subject equipment, and minimization of the failures...​

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19.07.2017

We are introducing maybe the most popular and very highly respected publications on mechanics. This world recognized publication is mainly focusing on the development of the correct understanding of the fundamental principles rather than just addressing the specific methodologies.

The author of this volume, Irving Shames, has covered all basic principles instead of applying the "cookbook" approach and his also did his best trying to make this book more readable. This release of the volume is the latest available one and it includes more than five hundred completely new technical problems that have all been checked for accuracy by the author, very carefully and rigorously.

The topics of the book related to statics are covering the basics of mechanics, vector algebra and quantities, equilibrium equations, some introductory information on structural mechanics, and all other related topics, while the part of the book dedicated to the dynamics addresses particle dynamics, kinematics of rigid bodies including plane motion, dynamics relating to same, vibration matters etc.

The text presented by the author is deservedly considered as invaluable source of technical reference for students of mechanical engineering; they way material is presented makes the volume so reader-friendly and numerous examples allow the students understand the theory much easier.

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19.07.2017

The publication is covering most important aspects of the corrosion engineering using the extensive theoretical descriptions of the main principles of the corrosion theory, as well as the passivity and strategies for the prevention of corrosion, together with the design of various corrosion prevention systems. The volume has been significantly updated with the results obtained from the relevant documents and reviews in the last decades.

The content includes numerous solved case studies taken from the real life, chapters dedicated to the corrosion analysis and associated problems, also provided with the explanations and correct answers - they all have been included to help readers with getting the proper understanding of the fundamental principles of corrosion at the metal interfaces and also how the corrosion rates may be controlled or at least inhibited. The publication also covers the multi-disciplinary nature of the subject field of engineering.

The book is extensively covering the theory of corrosion, selection of the materials and designs, as well as the effective engineering strategies for protection. It also contains more than five hundred of solved problems, informative data diagrams, case studies plus end-chapter problems. It could be used as a textbook for the corrosion courses or even for the self-study.

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19.07.2017

Here is an excellent textbook on classical mechanics that was prepared for students who specialize in physics. As per the author, the main difference of this book from the other available textbooks is a separation of the basics and axioms from various practical applications. The publication is arranged in ten chapters and appendices. For sure, it will be very useful to the students and lecturers. In fact, the scope of the present volume s twofold.

The intention of that author was not to blur the physics with math intricacies, that is why all required mathematical techniques have been transferred to the appendices at the end of the book. It is very important to duly realize that physics is not considered an exact science; it is rather the approximation of the math description of various processes in nature. The author has made an attempt to concentrate mostly on the practical applications and different calculation techniques rather than on the pure theory.

Though the methods and structure of theoretical physics are extremely interesting, it is still indispensable to possess a proper and thorough understanding of the theory with the fundamental results if you want to properly handle and apply them. That is why this publication shall serve more as an introduction to theoretical mechanics rather than to the formal theoretical physics. The book will really be very useful for all students and also to the engineers of various disciplines.​

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18.07.2017

According to the reviews by the readers, this volume is dealing with nearly every imaginable types of bearing, together with their lubricants etc., it is remarkably easy-to-follow and comprehensive. Avraham Hansoy, the author of the book, has managed to provide the coverage of all basic principles of the selection and design of the bearings, as well as of the tribology; he has also discussed the fundamental physical principles of selection and lubrication of the bearings, paying particular attention to the design computations, some of the advanced materials used for the fabrication of the bearings, arrangement and housing of the bearings, seals and other important aspects, including the very latest technical developments in bearings for the high-speed engines.

He has been exploring the unique technical solutions to challenge in the bearing design problems and has presented quite rare but important case studies, for example the hydrodynamic bearings and rolling-element bearings arranged in series, together with the adjustable hydrostatic pads used in the larger bearings. The author has also focused on the design considerations and associated calculations that are considered specific to the journal bearings, rolling-element and hydrostatic bearings. In short, the content of the present volume will be very useful for any person involved in design of the bearings regardless of their type.

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16.07.2017

This third revised edition of the Engineering Mechanics provides all interested people with all required information related to this field. The book starts with the general overview of the engineering mechanics, including the different formulations, external/internal forces, relevant sciences, key laws of mechanics and gravitations, force transmissibility, foundational concepts etc.

It is followed by the review section dedicated to the SI units and vectors. The second chapter of the volume deals with forces and their systems, including associated concepts, resultants of various force systems, for example concurrent, parallel, coplanar and spatial force system, gravitational and hydrostatic force fields etc. The third part of the book is dealing with the equilibrium analysis of the static systems and includes the coverage of the equilibrium concept, reactions by supports, equilibrium of particles, rigid bodies and systems of particles, and free-body diagrams.

Remaining chapters of the textbook are dealing with the simple structures, friction issues, thin rigid beams, central points, kinematics of particles and point in general, dynamic of a particle and of the mass centre, kinematics and dynamics of a rigid body, moment of inertia, motion of the central force, virtual work, vibrations, principles of the potential energy. An absolutely recommended source of information for students as well as for engineers and other specialists.

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