Fluid Mechanics – Kundu-Cohen

Authors : Pijush K. Kundu and Ira M. Cohen

Year : 2002

This book is a basic introduction to the subject of fluid mechanics and is intended for undergraduate and beginning graduate students of science and engineering. There is enough material in the book for at least two courses. No previous knowledge of the subject is assumed, and much ofthe text is suitable in a first course on the subject. On the other hand, a selection of the advanced topics could be used in a second course. Particular effort has been made to make the presentation clear and accurate and at the same time easy enough for students.

A survey of the available texts revealed the need for a book with a balanccd view, dealing with currently relevant topics, and at the same time easy enough for students. The available texts can perhaps be divided into three broad groups. One type, written primarily for applied mathematicians, deals mostly with classical topics such as irrotational and laminar flows, in which analytical solutions are possible. A sccond group of books emphasizes engineering applications, concentrating on flows in such systems as ducts, open channels, and airfoils. A third type of text is narrowly focused loward applications to largc-scale gcmphysical systems, omitting small-scale processes which are equally applicablc to geophysical system as well as laboratory-scale phenomena. Several of thcsc geophysical fluid dynamics texts are also writlen primarily for researchers and arc therefore rather difficult for students.

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Fluid Mechanics – Streeter

Author : Victor L. Streeter

Year : 1962

Several important changes in emphasis have been made in this revision. The most extensive change is in the handling of compressible flow. In general, there is no fixed pattern for the election of thermodynamics before fluid mechanics throughout the engineering colleges. The treatment of compressible fluids should not repeat an appreciable amount of work normally covered in thermodynamics but should either introduce this work or supplement it. Owing to the limited class time in a course on fluids, thermodynamic topics have been restricted to perfect gases with constant specific heats. The treatment of losses conforms generally to thermodynamic concepts. These changes have caused minor changes in the fluid properties treatment, major changes in fluid concepts and basic equations, and a new treatment of the chapter on compressible flow.

As the first courses in statics and dynamics are now being taught with vectors in-many schools, they have been introduced where appropriate. Most of the fluid treatment is one-dimensional and hence neither requires nor benefits from vectors. In two- and three-dimensional flow, however,
they are used for derivations of continuity, momentum, and Euler’s equation. The chapter on dimensional analysis has been strengthened and moved forward to Chapter 4 for greater emphasis. The chapter on fluid statics has been shortened somewhat, and the viscous effects treatment, Chapter 5, has been shortened, with compressible examples and applications removed to Chapter 6.

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Manual of Engineering Drawing

Authors : Colin H. Simmons and Dennis E. Maguire

Year : 2004

The general trend in Engineering Design had been that the designer who was responsible for the conception and design of a particular product generally specified other aspects of the manufacturing process.

Geometrical constructions are a necessary part of engineering design and analysis and examples of two and three-dimensional geometry are provided. Practice is invaluable, not only as a means of understanding principles, but in developing the ability to visualize shape and form in three dimensions with a high degree of fluency. It is sometimes forgotten that not only does a draughtsman produce original drawings but is also required to read and absorb the content of drawings he receives without ambiguity.

The section on engineering diagrams is included to stimulate and broaden technological interest, further study, and be of value to students engaged on project work. Readers are invited to redraw a selection of the examples given for experience, also to appreciate the necessity for the insertion and meaning of every line. Extra examples with solutions are available in Engineering Drawing From First Principles using AutoCAD.

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Engineering Drawing for Manufacture

Author : Brian Griffiths

Year : 2003

The book is divided into six chapters that follow a logical progression. The first chapter gives an overview of the principles of engineering drawing and the important concept that engineering drawing is like a language. It has its own rules and regulation areas and it is only when these are understood and implemented that an engineering drawing becomes a specification. The second chapter deals with the various engineering drawing projection methodologies. The third chapter introduces the concept of the ISO rules governing the representation of parts and features. A practical example is given of the drawing of a small hand vice. The ISO rules are presented in the context of this vice such that it is experiential learning rather than theoretical. The fourth chapter introduces the methods of dimensioning and tolerancing components for manufacture.
The fifth chapter introduces the concept of limits, fits and geometric tolerancing, which provides the link of dimensioning to functional performance. A link is also made with respect to the capability of manufacturing processes. The sixth and final chapter covers the methodology of specifying surface finish. A series of questions are given in a final section to aid the students’ understanding. Full references are given at the end of each chapter so the students can pursue things further if necessary.

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Higher Engineering Mathematics

Author : John Bird

Year : 2006

In this edition the material has been re-ordered into the following twelve convenient categories: number and algebra, geometry and trigonometry, graphs, vector geometry, complex numbers, matrices and determinants, differential calculus, integral calculus, differential equations, statistics and probability, Laplace transforms and Fourier series. New material has been added on inequalities, differentiation of parametric equations, the t =tan θ/2 substitution and homogeneous first order differential equations. Another new feature is that a free Internet download is available to lecturers of a sample of solutions (over 1000) of the further problems contained in the book.

The primary aim of the material in this text is to provide the fundamental analytical and underpinning knowledge and techniques needed to successfully complete scientific and engineering principles modules of Degree, Foundation Degree and Higher National Engineering programmes. The material has been designed to enable students to use techniques learned for the analysis, modelling and solution of realistic engineering problems at Degree and Higher National level. It also aims to provide some of the more advanced knowledge required for those wishing to pursue careers in mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, electronics, communications engineering, systems engineering and all variants of control engineering.

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Basic Engineering Mathematics

Author : John Bird

Year : 2005

Basic Engineering Mathematics, 4th Edition introduces and then consolidates basic mathematical principles and promotes awareness of mathematical concepts for students needing a broad base for further vocational studies. In this fourth edition, new material has been added on engineering notation, inequalities, graphs with logarithmic scales and adding waveforms, together with extra practical problems interspersed throughout the text.

This textbook contains some 600 worked problems, followed by over 1050 further problems (all with answers – at the end of the book). The further problems are contained within some 129 Exercises; each Exercise follows on directly from the relevant section of work. 260 line diagrams enhance the understanding of the theory. Where at all possible the problems mirror practical situations found in engineering and science.

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Thermodynamics – An Engineering Approach

Authors : Yunus A. Cengel and Michael A. Boles

Thermodynamics is an exciting and fascinating subject that deals with energy, which is essential for sustenance of life, and thermodynamics has long been an essential part of engineering curricula all over the world. It has a broad application area ranging from microscopic organisms to common household appliances, transportation vehicles, power generation systems, and even philosophy. This introductory book contains sufficient material for two sequential courses in thermodynamics. Students are assumed to have an adequate background in calculus and physics.

Chapter 1  “Introduction and Basic Concepts.”

Chapter 2 “Energy, Energy Transfer, and General Energy Analysis”

Chapter 3 “Properties of Pure Substance”

Chapter 4 “Energy Analysis of Closed Systems”

Chapter 5 “Mass and Energy Analysis of Control Volumes”

Chapter 6 “The Second Law of Thermodynamics”

Chapters 7 through 15 are essentially identical to the previous edition Chapters 6 through 14, respectively.

Chapter 17 “Compressible Flow”

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