Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering

29.07.2017
HANDBOOK OF HYDRAULIC FLUID TECHNOLOGY

This book was specifically released to detail all latest major developments of the last years. This is the second edition of the book, updating the original release and remaining one of the most authoritative, popular and comprehensive publications on the subject. Some of the chapters have been completely revised, the content of the others was significantly expanded in order to account for all advances.

The authors of the present volume approach the hydraulic fluids as a component of a complex system, and they mainly focus on the most important technological aspects. The handbook was prepared by the leading experts from around the planet, covering the major classes of fluids, paying attention to the design features, chemistry, selection and further maintenance of the hydraulic fluids, etc. In addition to that, the authors offer the readers a comprehensive overview of the technology and evaluate the benefits of the water from the ecological point of view, treating it as one of the alternative technologies available today.

The complete overview is discussing the motors and pumps, reservoirs, valves and other associated topics, including lubrication, fire resistance, entrainment of the air, testing of the pumps etc. The combined efforts of the contributors have resulted in an excellent reference book helping readers i developing their understanding of hydraulic systems, including the basic hardware and components of such systems, properties of the fluids and lubricants.

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28.07.2017
FRACTURE AND BENDING MECHANICS

The book prepared by Robert Khan and Erich Cavazos is dedicated to the fracture mechanics - this is the field of mechanics that is mainly concerned with the cracks propagation within materials. Fracture mechanics uses various established and proven methods of the analytical mechanics of solids in order to perform calculations of the driving forces on the cracks and the methods of experimental mechanics of solids to characterize the resistance of the materials to fracturing. In contemporary materials science, the fracture mechanics is considered one of the most important instruments in improving mechanical performance of the materials and components of mechanical systems.

Fracture mechanics is applying the physics of stress and strain, especially theories of plasticity/elasticity, to the micro-crystallographic details revealed in the real materials for prediction of the macroscopic mechanical failures. It widely uses the fractography for better understanding and explanation of the causes of failures and to verify the theoretically predicted mechanical failures with real-life failures. The book consists of thirteen chapters, addressing the fracture mechanisms and toughness, fatigue and fractography, peridynamics and bending, stress, mechanics of the structural fracture, and other aspects.

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28.07.2017
FOUNDATIONS OF MECHANICS

Since the time when the very first release of this book appeared fifty years ago, a truly great deal of activity has been there in simplistic geometry and also in the Hamiltonian systems. The general audience of the present edition of the volume remains the same as it used to be for the initial one, namely practicing engineers working in the field of mechanics and interested in the geometrical methods, physists, mathematicians and other professionals.

The authors have also included the fundamental results in manifold theory plus the most important facts from the point set topology. Significant updates have been made relating to the qualitative theory and symmetry groups, several completely new chapters addressing the rigid body, mechanics, topology and quantization, plus other chapters; many corrections have been made to the original content of the volume.

The book is divided into four major parts - the first part is titled Preliminaries and covers the differential equations and calculus of manifolds, while the second part deals with the analytical dynamics covering the Langrangian and Hamiltonian systems, mathematical systems etc. The third part of the book provides an outline of the qualitative dynamics, including topological, differentiable and Hamiltonian dynamics. The last part is dedicated to the celestial mechanics...

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28.07.2017
FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

The present book is mainly intended to cover the rapidly growing field of the engines. Its content was prepared by the recognized expert in the industry and has been presented in a very simple manner using a lucid language; the text has been supplemented with numerous informative diagrammatic illustrations. Some of the topics have been explained from the very fundamentals in order to help readers in building a good understanding of the relevant technical concepts and to emphasize the relationships existing there between the conceptual understanding and approaches applied for solving the problems.

The readers are believed to have some basic idea of thermodynamics as well as of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The content of the volume has been arranged in eighteen chapters covering all important topics and comprehensively discussing the basics of both SI, i.e. spark ignition engines and CI, i.e. the compression ignition engines, operating on two- and four-stroke cycles. It is also covering the fundamentals of the design and operation of such engines, as well as the analysis of their operating cycles, combustion in CI/SI engines, associated combustion charts, fuels and techniques of their injection, friction of the details of the engine and lubricating the engines, ignition matters, transfer of heat, engine cooling systems, testing and performance of the engines -in fact every aspect of design, construction and operation of any engine.

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24.07.2017
FINITE ELEMENT MODELING FOR STRESS ANALYSIS

The present volume may be treated as a truly excellent guidance to all important aspects of the structural FEM, with some of the sections being dedicated to the other relevant disciplines, We would describe this book as a guide on how the FEM shall be really utilized; the author - Robert Cook - discusses the appropriate level of theory and provides readers with a lucrative and easy-to-follow instructions of the actual using of the subject method for the modeling of the real-life systems.

The content of the book will be very useful for all people using the FEA, especially to the students doing their first steps in this field. The author has made a fantastic job trying to explain the element formulations and the associated limitations without going too deep into the variational calculus which would definitely make this book not too reader-friendly. For sure, every final element analysis shall be familiar with the content of the present volume, because, according to what has been pointed by the author, final element modeling in much more than just the meshing/pre-processing - it is a good numerical method to be applied for the solution.

The stress analysis by means of the FEM has been discussed in detail. The publication has been written in a form of the textbook making it very accessible to all people with the interest in the FEM. 

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19.07.2017
ENGINEERING MECHANICS AND DESIGN APPLICATIONS — TRANSDISCIPLINARY AND ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS

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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16.07.2017
ENGINEERING MECHANICS

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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16.07.2017
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING MECHANICS

This book is intended to provide any engineer with the essential technical knowledge of the integrated mechanics. The authors of the present release of the book are using the continuum mechanics to demonstrate the connections existing between the engineering structures and design and also between fluids and solids, helping readers learn how they can predict various effects of stresses, acting forces and strains.

The "continuum checklist" provided by them gives a framework for a broad variety of problems in the mechanics of solids and fluids. They are trying to assist the readers in developing a proper physical intuition for the behavior of fluids and solids and other materials, including bio-materials, through building the formulations from the one-dimensional to 2D and 3D. The content of this book shall serve as a very accessible and easy-to-follow first introduction to the engineering mechanics, incorporating a broad range of real real-life cases to highlight its relevance in all contexts.

The volume is also offering a very useful and practical perspective for all engineers who are concerned with mechanical, chemical and other fields of engineering. This edition of the book contains even more live examples and problems; its text part defines and presents the template to be used for continuum approach, introduces stress/strain in one dimension, extends the existing concepts to higher dimensions, connects fluid and solid mechanics, considers applications in mechanics etc.

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