An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 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 origin levels and HNDs. The textual content presents thorough insurance of the subsequent middle engineering topics:

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

As good as mechanical engineers, the textual content may be hugely appropriate to car, aeronautical/aerospace and basic engineering students.

The fabric during this publication has complete pupil and lecturer aid on an accompanying site at http://cw.tandf.co.uk/mechanicalengineering/, which includes:

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

The textual content is written by way of an skilled staff of teachers on the the world over well known college of Nottingham.

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41 The streamlines in convection between concentric cylinders, which is governed by the Grashof number An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 2 © 2009 Hodder Education Drag coefficient CD and lift coefficient CL are non-dimensional numbers used for liftgenerating bodies, such as wings and propellers. They represent the drag force and the lift force, respectively, acting on the bodies, relative to the dynamic pressure of the free stream. 42 shows the lift coefficient (a) and drag coefficient (b) of the NACA 0012 airfoil.

42 Lift (a) and drag coefficient (b) of the NACA 0012 airfoil (c) Buckingham’s theorem An Introduction to Mechanical Engineering: Part 2 © 2009 Hodder Education The Buckingham p theorem, or the p theorem for short, is a systematic method for finding relevant non-dimensional quantities. It applies not only to the problems in fluid mechanics, but to many other areas of engineering and science. Buckingham’s theorem consists of two parts. 42 Introduction Mechanical Part 2 quantities to account for a given flow problem, TheAn first gives thetonumber of Engineering: non-dimensional Barking Dog Art and the second determines each of the non-dimensional quantities involved.

Heat and work are forms of energy; they have the same units as energy. The laws of thermodynamics consider the relationship between heat and work and the effect that the transfer has on the energy of the matter that undergoes the transfer. It is important to be able to define the system and the control volume. This means having in mind what physical part of a thermodynamic device is under consideration, in order to deal with it in isolation. A sketch of the control volume within a process is often useful.

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