An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 2 (Volume 2) by Michael Clifford

By Michael Clifford

An advent to Mechanical Engineering: half 2 is a necessary textual content for all second-year undergraduate scholars in addition to these learning starting place levels and HNDs. The textual content presents thorough insurance of the next center engineering topics:

  1. Fluid dynamics
  2. Thermodynamics
  3. Solid mechanics
  4. Control concept and techniques
  5. Mechanical strength, rather a lot and transmissions
  6. Structural vibration

As good as mechanical engineers, the textual content should be hugely correct to car, aeronautical/aerospace and common engineering students.

The fabric during this publication has complete scholar and lecturer help on an accompanying site at, which includes:

  • worked ideas for exam-style questions
  • multiple-choice self-assessment
  • revision material

The textual content is written by way of an skilled group of academics on the the world over popular collage of Nottingham.

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By manipulating the working fluid, practical ends can be met: • air conditioning to affect the temperature and humidity of atmospheric air; • producing electricity by heating steam with combustion reactions, which drives generators via steam turbines; • gas and vapour compressors increase pressure at a given flow rate of fluid; • combustion gases are used directly to drive engines. Transferring or insulating heat is involved in all practical thermodynamic processes, and the modes of transfer and the basic techniques for calculation of heat transfer are presented.

Similarly, there can be a variety of different routes that result in the same work. However, the route is usually defined by the engine that is acting on the system. The steady flow energy equation is the first law applied to an open system, and can be expressed as: ( ) . .

We cannot determine these constants with the number of available equations. We set d 5 f 5 1 for simplicity to get Qm 1 p1 5 ____ ​ 3 ​ p2 5 __ ​ ​ Dpl a In other words, p1 is a non-dimensional flow rate and p2 is the length to diameter ratio. The pipe flow problem can be described by only two non-dimensional numbers, so that to give p1 5 fn (p2) ( ) l 3 Q 5 fn​ _​ l ​ ​ · ​ __ ​ · Dp m a l Buckingham’s theorem cannot determine the functional form of _​ ​. a 39 An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 2 Dimensional analysis and model testing To carry out scaled model tests, it is important that we should follow the similarity principle.

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