31.05.2018
MECHANICAL RELIABILITY

We all know what the term reliability means. This second edition of one of the most popular books on mechanical reliability will provide readers with lots of useful information and knowledge about it. So many ideas have been significantly developed since the first edition of the volume, and the current one reflects all latest happenings in the field. Although the content of the book has been revised and rewritten, the author's approach remained same.

The general format of the publication has also remained unchanged. The opening chapters of the volume provide general introduction to the subject and definitions used throughout the text. The glossary of commonly used terminology is also there. The first chapter of the main part is devoted to the probability looked at as a measure of mechanical reliability, the physical approach is covered in this chapter together with the mathematical analysis. The next chapter is dealing with the reliability variation with time, while the fifth chapter is concerned with wear-out.

The remaining chapters of the book address statistical distributions, appraisal of the component reliability, failures occurring in the field, maintenance aspects, design for mechanical reliability, and reliability of equipment and system. Separate chapters have been devoted to the role users play in achieving desired level of mechanical reliability, and management aspects to consider.

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25.05.2018
MECHANICAL ENGINEERS REFERENCE BOOK

This reference book has been designed specifically to provide the most comprehensive source of theoretical and practical information for the mechanical engineers. The content of the reference book is based on the contributions made by the recognized industry experts. The book has been appreciated along the students and engineers because of the highly readable style, numerous informative illustrations and truly extensive reference lists making it so valuable.

One of the best volumes available for the academic libraries, students and practicing engineers. The readers say that the author has managed to set an absolutely new standard for the highest quality reference volume for the engineers. This is the twelfth edition of the book - it has been completely revised in order to include all new subjects considered important to the mechanical engineers. The presentation of the material is so good and the text part of the volume is clear to everyone.

The diagrams and illustrations provide required additional information. This volume shall be there on the bookshelf of any engineer noting the number of topics covered from basic principles of mechanical and electrical engineering, computers together with their practical applications, standards that apply to the design, selection of the materials, power units, combustion and fuels, microprocessors, tribology and others.

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27.02.2018
AN INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The book by Kemper Lewis and Jonathan Wickert will provide readers, especially students, with an excellent introduction to the emerging field of mechanical engineering that will give them due appreciation for how exactly mechanical engineers design the relevant hardware building and improving societies all around the planet. The theoretical part of the book is supplemented with so many illustrations, all of them are helpful and instructive.

The figures contained in the volume are not complicated, and such approach allows the book to be used by the beginner-level students, who will definitely get much better understanding of the basic concepts. The readers will like the level of the material included in the book and its layout. The publication includes numerous engineering problems and live examples; it explains mechanical engineering in both quantitative and qualitative sense and highlights the various technical principles; note that all the information is up-to-date. Overall, we would say that this volume is one of the best available for beginners, taking into account the way of presentation of the material.

Subject material has been divided into eight chapters covering the basics of the mechanical engineering and design, problem-solving and communication, forces acting in machines and structures, fluid engineering, materials/stresses, motion transmission, thermal/energy systems, power transmission. The appendices cover the Greek alphabet and review of the trigonometry. 

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20.02.2018
THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IN ENGINEERING

The main objective of the present publication is to provide the introduction to the various important aspects of the FEM, as applied to the different engineering problems in a systemized manner. The author of the book has made an excellent attempt to give all required technical details of the development of each associated technique as well as of the ideas from the fundamental principles.

The newly introduced concepts have been illustrated using the simple examples where possible. Several computer programs have also been covered together with the examples of their application to enable the students to properly understand the computer implementation, to solve the specific problems, and also to indicate the procedures for developing such programs. The readers who have spent some time with this volume will be able to get the understanding of the current literature of the FEM; in addition, they will also be able to develop some short and simple programs for the solution of the various engineering problems.

The content of the publication is based on the huge practical experience possessed by the author in teaching this course to the students of engineering. The readers are expected to have some basic idea of the matrix theory. The materials contained in the publication will also be found useful by practicing engineers and in fact anyone with the interest in engineering.

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01.11.2017
CLASSICAL DYNAMICS — A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH

A fascinating book on classical mechanics telling the story of what actually physics attempts to do. The text part is remarkably clear and understandable, and the mathematics is utilized wonderfully. The book will be of great interest for all categories of readers irrespective of their level. The specialists and graduates will treat it as a sort of popular text that will help them to get the understanding of the concepts of physics of highest levels.

The students, in turn, may use it as an excellent reference book for their courses. The readers have found this volume to be nice, fully up to date and using modern terminology. The authors have explained and used linear forms in a fairly explicit manner. Most of the subjects have been covered and this makes this volume a real encyclopedia of contemporary classical mechanics.

The content features detailed discussion of geometry that will be appreciated by the students. According to others, the title is not only perfectly written but it is really inspiring. The derivations presented in the book will give readers due insight to the process and motivations of physics. In short, this is a book for those with deep interest in mechanics and willing to dig to a bit deeper depth than any standard textbook on mechanics may offer.

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24.09.2017
MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS — THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

This book has been written by Graham Kelly and demonstrates the great experience of the author and should be highly recommended for everyone studying vibration mechanics. The content of this volume will be providing them all with the clear explanations. The author has taken the applications-based approach implying the application of the engineering principles learnt by the students earlier while constructing a basis for the engineering design.

The volume is providing reader with a brief technical review of the fundamental principles of dynamics keeping the notation and terminology consistent and applying the principles to derive math models of the dynamic systems. The above stated methods of application are consistent with the common dynamic texts. Numerous practical plus valuable pedagogical features are included in the text with the intention to aid the readers with retention and comprehension. For example, such features include the developments of the major benchmark problems, namely three of them, revisited in each of the chapters and making up the coherent chain that links all chapters of the publication.

The learning outcomes have also been included in the book, together with the key summaries, formulae and equations, many solved examples with the emphasis made on the real examples, set of practical exercises etc.

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26.08.2017
FUNDAMENTALS OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

This book on structural engineering is intended to provide industry with a well-balanced and seamless treatment of the established classic methods of analysis and modern computer-based techniques for the engineering structure design and conceptualizing. The principle goal of the volume is to foster a better understanding of the structural behavior on the basis of the problem-solving experience for the students of various fields of engineering who have exposed to fundamental concepts of mechanics.

While most of the other books on the same subject are mainly focusing in the manual analysis methods and their application to the idealized and simple structure, this one encourages students to duly develop their intuition connected with the structural behavior. The approach applied by the authors of the title will assist in the development of such type of intuition through presentation of the realistic and extensive problems together with the numerous case studies and computer simulation, allowing for the exploration of how the mechanical structures are responding to the changes in their physical parameters of geometry.

The content of the book has been found to be sufficiently comprehensive to be used for the students from elementary to high levels. The chapters have been organized by structural types and feature nine hundred figures and informative graphs.

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12.08.2017
THEORY AND DESIGN OF PRESSURE VESSELS

This completely revised and best-selling work is covering all latest way of analyzing different stress and creating vessels capable of surviving fatigue, shocks and high pressures, high temperatures and irradiation, as well as other hostile environments. The current release of the volume includes several new chapters dedicated to the residual stress, autofrettage vessels and influence of the Bauschinger effect, as adopted by ASME.

Among the other new areas, we would mention the design of various tubular elements and tube seats, and utilization of the PWHT, standing for the post-weld heat treatment, to effect the residual stress. The text of the publication is supplemented with numerous live examples of combined creep and fatigue, providing very valuable practical help. John Harvey, the author of this book, has also discussed the matter of extending the working life of the pressure vessels, together with the effective cost cutting ways with no quality sacrificed.

He has also updated the respond to the constantly increasing demand for the high strength and lightweight pressure vessels in various industries, including petroleum and chemical industries, in addition to the growing need for the vessels that could resist high pressures, for example ones expected in the subsea exploration, offshore drilling and mining of minerals. The volume will be found interesting by all engineers directly involved in the design, construction and further testing of the pressure vessels.

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