Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Karl-Heinrich Grote
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  • ISBN-10: 3540307389
  • ISBN-13: 9783540307389
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released April 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Encyclopedias describe Mechanical Engineering as a professional engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. It requires a solid understanding of key concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy. Mechanical engineers use these principles and others for example in the design and analysis of automobiles, aircrafts, heating and cooling systems, industrial equipment and machinery. In addition to these main areas, specialized fields are offered at universities to prepare future engineers for their position in industry, such as: mechatronics and robotics, transportation and logistics, cryogenics, fuel technology, automotive engineering, biomechanics, vibration, optics and others.

Accordingly, the Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering devotes its contents to these areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions.

Authors from all over the world have contributed with their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today's mechanical engineering problems.



  • Karl-Heinrich Grote

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
List of Authors.
List of Abbreviations.
1: Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering.
2: Introduction to Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering.
3: Complex Analysis.
4: Differential Equations.
5: Laplace Transformation.
6: Fourier Analysis.
7: Linear Algebra.
8: Mechanics.
9: Statics of Rigid Bodies.
10: Dynamics.
11: Applications in Mechanical Engineering.
12: Materials Science and Engineering.
13: Atomic Structure and Microstructure.
14: Microstructure Characterization.
15: Mechanical Properties.
16: Physical Properties.
17: Nondestructive Inspection (NDI).
18: Corrosion.
19: Materials in Mechanical Engineering.
20: Thermodynamics.
21: Scope of Thermodynamics. Definitions.
22: Temperatures. Equilibria.
23: First Law of Thermodynamics.
24: Second Law of Thermodynamics.
25: Exergy and Anergy.
26: Thermodynamics of Substances.
27: Changes of State of Gases and Vapors.
28: Thermodynamic Processes.
29: Ideal Gas Mixtures.
30: Heat Transfer.
31: Tribology.
32: Tribology.
33: Design of Machine Elements.
34: Mechanical Drives.
35: Gearings.
36: Cylindrical Gearings.
37: Bevel Gearings.
38: Worm Gearings.
39: Design of Gear Wheels, Worm Wheels, and Worms.
40: Planetary Gears.
41: Wave Gears.
42: Shafts and Axles.
43: Shaft–Hub Connections.
44: Rolling Bearings.
45: Design of Bearing Units.
46: Appendix A.
47: Appendix B.
48: Manufacturing Engineering.
49: Casting.
50: Metal Forming.
51: Machining Processes.
52: Assembly, Disassembly, Joining Techniques.
53: Rapid Prototyping and Advanced Manufacturing.
54: Precision Machinery Using MEMS Technology.
55: Measuring and Quality Control.
56: Quality Management.
57: Manufacturing Measurement Technology.
58: Measuring Uncertainty and Traceability.
59: Inspection Planning.
Further Reading.
60: Engineering Design.
61: Design Theory.
62: Basics.
63: Precisely Defining the Task.
64: Conceptual Design.
65: Design.
66: Design and Manufacturing for the Environment.
67: Failure Mode and Effect Analysis for Capital Goods.
68: Piston Machines.
69: Foundations of Piston Machines.
70: Positive Displacement Pumps.
71: Compressors.
72: Internal Combustion Engines.
73: Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchangers.
74: Pressure Vessel – General Design Concepts.
75: Design of Tall Towers.
76: Testing Requirement.
77: Design Codes for Pressure Vessels.
78: Heat Exchangers.
79: Material of Construction.
80: Turbomachinery.
81: Theory of Turbomachinery Stages.
82: Gas Turbine Engines: Design and Dynamic Performance.
83: Transport Systems.
84: Overview.
85: Automotive Engineering.
86: Railway Systems – Railway Engineering.
87: Aerospace Engineering.
88: Construction Machinery.
89: Basics.
90: Earthmoving, Road Construction, and Farming Equipment.
91: Machinery for Concrete Works.
92: Site Lifts.
93: Access Machinery and Equipment.
94: Cranes.
95: Equipment for Finishing Work.
96: Automation and Robotics in Construction.
97: Enterprise Organization and Operation.
98: Overview.
99: Organizational Structures.
100: Process Organization, Capabilities, and Supply Networks.
101: Modeling and Data Structures.
102: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
103: Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).
104: Advanced Organization Concepts.
105: Interorganizational Structures.
106: Organization and Communication.
107: Enterprise Collaboration and Logistics.
108: Complementary Material for Mechanical Engineers.
109: Power Generation.
110: Principles of Energy Supply.
111: Primary Energies.
112: Fuels.
113: Transformation of Primary Energy into Useful Energy.
114: Various Energy Systems and Their Conversion.
115: Direct Combustion System.
116: Internal Combustion Engines.
117: Fuel Cells.
118: Nuclear Power Stations.
119: Combined Power Station.
120: Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) System.
121: Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Power Generation.
122: Total-Energy Systems for Heat and Power Generation.
123: Transformation of Regenerative Energies.
124: Solar Power Stations.
125: Heat Pump.
126: Energy Storage and Distribution.
127: Furnaces.
128: Fluidized-Bed Combustion System.
129: Liquid-Fuel Furnace.
130: Burners.
131: General Furnace Accessories.
132: Environmental Control Technology.
133: Steam Generators.
134: Parts and Components of Steam Generator.
135: Energy Balance Analysis of a Furnace/Combustion System.
136: Performance of Steam Generator.
137: Furnace Design.
138: Strength Calculations.
139: Heat Transfer Calculation.
140: Nuclear Reactors.
141: Future Prospects and Conclusion.
142: Electrical Engineering.
143: Fundamentals.
144: Transformers.
145: Rotating Electrical Machines.
146: Power Electronics.
147: Electric Drives.
148: Electric Power Transmission and Distribution.
149: Electric Heating.
150: General Tables.
About the Authors.
Detailed Contents.
Subject Index.