This book was first released over forty years ago and has managed to achieve the status of the real classic among all textbooks on mechanics. The author of the volume is known and world respected for his clear and easily understandable explanations of the fundamental materials of mechanics, i.e. statics and dynamics, giving the readers necessary insights not conveyed in most of the other volumes.

Apart from the theory, this book is full of real life engineering applications making it so valuable and useful for the practicing engineer when used as a reference tool. The general engineering students can use this book as a refresher. The size of the book is not huge especially noting the amount of information it contains, number of topics and clarity of explanations. According to the numerous reviews submitted by the students and engineers, this is one of the most readable textbooks on mechanics.

The text part is supplemented with more than five hundred drawings and data diagrams, together with the countless problems with answers, included for better understanding of the theory. All important aspects have been covered including equilibrium conditions and distributed forces, kinematics, dynamics, friction, work and energy, relative motion, and so many others.

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This is one of the best books on machine design and associated calculations of those available today. The reader will find all information required by the people engaged in the design and calculation processes. The content of the book is full of knowledge that is an excellent bridge connecting the theoretical principles normally outlined in the text-books and real-life practical engineering challenges.

The students of mechanical engineering will be impressed with the coverage of the topics offered by the book, while the practicing professionals will find this one as a great tool for their day-to-day use. There are numerous exercises included by the authors of the book to track your progress and make sure you understand the material in a correct way. According to the feedbacks collected from the students in different disciplines, this volume is equally useful to everyone.

The step by step instructions provided here are presented in a clear manner making them easily understandable. The book is also rich with supplementary materials such as the data tables, formulas and charts for reference purposes. In short, we do recommend this volume to both students and practicing engineers who will benefit from the content.

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The present book consists of a number of professional articles, most of them lie in the area of CFD, i.e. computational fluid dynamics. In addition to that, it also includes some experimental methods and diagnostic ways as applied to dynamics of fluids, turbo machinery and combustion. The associated papers are covering diverse topics, for example pipe, shock tube compressor flows, velocity and turbulence measurements etc.

The book starts with the article providing some examples of recent fluid flow computations - in this chapter some introduction is given, together with the solution methods, temporal and spatial discretization, parallelization, governing equations, vortex breakdown, applications etc.

The other chapters of the book deal with such aspects as the analysis and design of the turbo machinery blading, three-dimensional deviations in laminar flow, diaphragm bulge effects on shock tubes, numerical investigation of mixed convections, various boundary conditions for the pipe elements, measurements of the whirl distribution, axially excited rotating LL systems, rotating fluid flows, and many other related topics. Definitely a good source for people involved in the associated fields of engineering.

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This book, as it is clear from the title, is forming an issue of quite actual professional interest in numerous fields of engineering, including precision engineering. The papers selected for inclusion into this volume are bringing together the specialists of various engineering backgrounds, in order to fill in the existing gaps between the vibrations, structural mechanics and contemporary control theory.

Another intention of the author was to show the links that are there between various practical applications in the structural control. The publication has been prepared and released with the main focus was to make it useful for the students and also engineers who need some practical guidance to the vibration control.

The book is arranged in seven major chapters covering mechanical systems together with the associated motion and stability equations, variational principles, hybrid mass damper, provided with the tutorial example, piezoelectric and electromagnetic transducers, damping mechanisms, LMIs used in optimization of the control and, finally control plus failure diagnosis of the vibration occurring in rotating machinery using the active magnetic bearings. In short, this book offers its readers a truly unified view on both active and passive controls as well as the mechanical modeling of structures looked at from the experienced researcher's point of view...

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The volume is providing a truly comprehensive coverage of both strain and stress analysis of the circular cylinders as well as of pressure vessels, and this is one of the most important classic topics of the theory and methodology of machine design. Most of the other books available today, are offering only a partial coverage of this subject and in the majority of cases they only consider the stress analysis in the elastic field; in the meantime, this book enlarges the design area and analyzes the processes occurring at pressures stressing the materials beyond their yield points and at thermal loads giving rise to creep.

This work by Vincenzo Vullo, who is professor at the University of Rome, teaching the mechanical design discipline, considers not only traditional but also advanced topics, ensuring that it will be useful to the machine design engineers and researches in this field. The relations that have been provided by the author, re intended to serve as a sound foundation for the design of those products that are considered safe and sophisticated from the technological point of view, and also complying with the requirements of the recognized technical codes and standards, plus for the developments of various innovative applications.

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In his useful and infomative work, the author - Paulo Davim - volume has mainly focused on the very latest technological advances in various fields of mechanical engineering, trying to cover in a single volume such interesting topics as sustainability in mechanical engineering, magneto-rheological fluid technology, plus application of solar distillation systems, structural dynamics and visco-elastic passive damping treatments, tribological behavior of rare earth lube oils; thermomechanical modeling of multiphase steels, implementing STEP-NC language of machine control, optical real-time management for the auto-production lines, modeling/optimization of mechanical processes and associated systems, modeling of micromachining, micro milling, simulative tests and formability in modern sheet metal forming education, digital image processing in modern machining, and multimedia resources in engineering education.

The main intention of the author was to provide readers, including students and professionals, and even enthusiasts in this field, with the carefully compiled collection of the real examples demonstrating the research/development and also the education issues in contemporary mechanical engineering. The book is expected to be useful when looked at as the research book for the engineering courses and will definitely be of equal interest for researchers and academics, practicing engineers and other pros.

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This book is mainly oriented at persons who have already taken or who are intending to take their engineering degree and who also possess quite certain awareness of the maths - commonly within the frames of the university curriculum. The readers are expected to have some acquaintance with such subject as as the materials strength, theory of elasticity and structural mechanics and also have some knowledge of the fundamental notions of the calculus of variations.

The author tried to restrict the requirements to the math skills of the readers and that is why he has not used in this publication the basics of tensor analysis even where the tensors would be relevant. The only thing readers are believed to know about is how to sum over the repeated indices. In brief, the publication is aimed at the practicing engineers rather than mathematicians. We would like to add here the senior students of engineering and also the researchers on this field, whose day-to-day activities are somehow connected with the engineering analysis.

The publication could be used both as a guidebook to the deeper study of the variational principles and applicable methods in solids mechanics and mechanics of structures, and also as a standalone manual for the engineers. The text content of the book is supplemented with almost hundred figures and twenty-eight informative data tables.

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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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