Mechanical Engineer's Handbook

Mechanical Engineer's Handbook

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The Mechanical Engineer's Handbook was developed and written specifically to fill a need for mechanical engineers and mechanical engineering students. With over 1000 pages, 550 illustrations, and 26 tables the Mechanical Engineer's Handbook is comprehensive, compact and durable. The Handbook covers major areas of mechanical engineering with succinct coverage of the definitions, formulas, examples, theory, proofs, and explanations of all principle subject areas. The Handbook is an essential, practical companion for all mechanical engineering students with core coverage of nearly all relevant courses included. Also, anyone preparing for the engineering licensing examinations will find this handbook to be an invaluable aid. Useful analytical techniques provide the student and practicing engineer with powerful tools for mechanical design.

This book is designed to be a portable reference with a depth of coverage not found in "pocketbooks" of formulas and definitions and without the verbosity, high price, and excessive size of the huge encyclopedic handbooks. If an engineer needs a quick reference for a wide array of information, yet does not have a full library of textbooks or does not want to spend the extra time and effort necessary to search and carry a six pound handbook, this book is for them.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 880 pages
  • 178 x 256 x 34mm | 1,437.88g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 550 illustrations, 26 tables
  • 012471370X
  • 9780124713703
  • 1,257,124

Table of contents


1. Statics
Vector Algebra
Centroids and Surface Properties
Moments and Couples
Dry Friction

2. Dynamics
Kinematics of a Point
Dynamics of a Particle
Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body
Dynamics of a Rigid Body

3. Mechanics of Materials
Deflection and Stiffness

4. Theory of Mechanisms
Position Analysis
Velocity and Acceleration Analysis

5. Machine Components
Rolling Bearings
Lubrication and Sliding Bearings

6. Theory of Vibration
Linear Systems with One Degree of Freedom
Linear Systems with Finite Numbers of Degrees of Freedom
Machine-Tool Vibrations

7. Principles of Heat Transfer
Heat Transfer Thermodynamics
Conduction Heat Transfer
Convection Heat Transfer

8. Fluid Dynamics
Fluids Fundamentals

9. Control
Transfer Functions
Connection of Elements
Poles and Zeros
Steady-State Error
Time-Domain Performance
Frequency-Domain Performances
Stability of Linear Feedback Systems
Design of Closed-Loop Control Systems by Pole-Zero Methods
Design of Closed-Loop Control Systems by Frequential Methods
State Variable Models
Nonlinear Systems
Nonlinear Controllers by Feedback Linearization
Sliding Control

Differential Equations and Systems of Differential

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About Dan B. Marghitu

Dan B. Marghitu is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University. His specialty areas include impact dynamics, biomechanics, nonlinear dynamics, flexible multibody systems and robotics. He is the author of more than 60 journal papers and six books on dynamics, mechanical impact, mechanisms, robots and biomechanics.
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