Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering

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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19.07.2017
ENGINEERING MECHANICS — STATICS AND DYNAMICS

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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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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16.07.2017
LECTURES ON CLASSICAL MECHANICS

This is a very useful collection of the real lectures on classical mechanics taught by John Baez from the Louisiana State University. All lectures that have been included in this publication have been presented in four groups. The first group addresses Newtonian and Lagrangian approaches and give some historical background of the Langrangian approach.

The lectures that are there in the second group address the equations of motion, including the Euler-Lagrange equations, and also provide the correct interpretations of terms. In the third group there are lectures relating to the Noether's and Langrangian theorem, covering the time translation, symmetry and conserved quantities, relativistic particle and electrodynamics, alternative Lagrangians, the principle of the least action and geodesics; the lectures are supplemented with several example problems.

The final group is titled "from Lagrangians to Hamiltonians" and it is dealing with the Hamiltonian approach and equations, Hamilton-Jacobi equations, plus the regular/strongly regular Lagrangians. The classical mechanics itself presents a peculiar area of physics. For many years it as treated as the total of people's theoretical knowledge of the physical universe, but today it is considered an idealization...​

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16.07.2017
DYNAMICS FOR ENGINEERS

Analysis and modeling of the various dynamical system is a truly popular practice because the engineers must always have a proper understanding of how the engineering or physical systems would behave under particular circumstances. The content of this volume will be providing readers with the comprehensive and well-organized technical introduction to the established methods plus techniques that are commonly utilized for the translation of the physical problems into the math language, with both linear and non-linear systems being covered.



The publication has been deservedly treated as very practical because of the materials contained and numerous solved examples and summaries. The volume is covering virtually all aspects of the analysis/modeling of the dynamical systems, including the introduction to the Hamiltonian, Lagrangian, Bond Graph and Newtonian methodologies and illustration of the effective application of the differential equations to a broad range of mechanical and electrical, as well as other systems.



The authors have also set the most important features of the dynamics of the non-linear systems together with the establishing of the effective methodologies for the formulation of the discrete-time models. The publication will definitely be of great use for the students in various field of engineering and to the practicing engineers and researchers.

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15.07.2017
BASIC THEORY OF STRUCTURES

We know that nowadays there are so many really excellent books available on theory of structures; however this classic textbook definitely deserves close attention of the professionals and students of mechanical engineering. One of declared purposes of the publication was to provide students and pros with a very easily digested form of training course covering a very wide area of theory of mechanical structures in order to stimulate their interest.

Considerable portion of this book was dedicated to the basic theoretical concepts of the behaviour of structures. There are some good control questions at the end of each chapter; they shall be used to track the progress and understanding of the material. We would strongly recommend to make as many attempts in solving them as possible. The correct answers to all numerical questions have been provided. The authors divided their work into twelve chapters, starting with the one addressing the equilibrium of structures; the following chapters deal with the shearing force/bending moment, complex stress and rolling loads, statically determinate plane trusses, deflection of beams, combined bending, direct stresses, buckling of struts, defection of trusses - both graphical and strain energy methods; in addition, separate chapter is there dedicated to the reinforced concrete. 

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