Handbook of Mechanical Engineering Calculations, Second Edition

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March 10, 2006


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Solve any mechanical engineering problem quickly and easily

This trusted compendium of calculation methods delivers fast, accurate solutions to the toughest day-to-day mechanical engineering problems. You will find numbered, step-by-step procedures for solving specific problems together with worked-out examples that give numerical results for the calculation.

  • Covers: Power Generation; Plant and Facilities Engineering; Environmental Control; Design Engineering
  • New Edition features methods for automatic and digital control; alternative and renewable energy sources; plastics in engineering design

Table of contents

Contributors and Advisers Preface Acknowledgments How to Use This Handbook Part 1: Power Generation Section 1: Modern Power-Plant Cycles and Equipment Section 2: Steam Condensing Systems and Auxiliaries Section 3: Combustion Section 4: Steam Generation Equipment and Auxiliaries Section 5: Feedwater Heating Methods Section 6: Internal-Combustion Engines Part 2: Plant and Facilities Engineering Section 7: Pumps and Pumping Systems Section 8: Piping and Fluid Flow Section 9: Air and Gas Compressors and Vacuum Systems Section 10: Materials Handling Section 11: Heat Transfer and Heat Exchange Section 12: Refrigeration Part 3: Environmental Control Section 13: Wastewater Treatment and Control Section 14: Water-Supply and Storm-Water System Design Section 15: Plumbing and Drainage for Buildings and Other Structures Section 16: Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Section 17: Solar Energy Section 18: Environmental Control and Energy Conservation Part 4: Design Engineering Section 19: Shafts, Flywheels, Pulleys, and Belts for Power Transmission Section 20: Gear Design and Application Section 21: Transmissions, Clutches, Roller-Screw Actuators, Couplings, and Speed Control Section 22: Bearing Design and Selection Section 23: Spring Selection and Analysis Section 24: Mechanical and Electrical Brakes Section 25: Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Design Section 26: Metalworking and Nonmetallic Materials Processing Bibliography Index

Author comments

Tyler G. Hicks, PE, is a consulting engineer who has worked in plant design and operation in a variety of industries, taught at several engineering schools, and lectured in the United States and abroad. He is the author or co-author of over 20 books in engineering and related fields, including McGraw-Hill's Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations, Fourth Edition, and Standard Handbook for Consulting Engineering, Second Edition.

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Solve Any Mechanical Engineering Problem -- Quickly and Accurately!

Get fast, accurate solutions to virtually any day-to-day mechanical engineering problem with the revised Handbook of Mechanical Engineering Calculations, Second Edition. This update of Tyler Hicks' classic work equips you with numbered, step-by-step procedures for solving specific problems, together with worked-out examples that give numerical results for the calculations. The Handbook offers expert solutions to thousands of mechanical engineering problems, all logically organized under four headings: power generation...plant and facilities engineering...environmental control...and design engineering. Ranging from power plant equipment, combustion, compressors, heat exchanges, and refrigeration...to wastewater treatment, HVAC, machine design, and metalworking, this reference will help you obtain on-target results with maximum efficiency. The Second Edition features include:

  • Cutting-edge calculation procedures for design engineering advances in shafts,bearings, springs, and brakes
  • The latest automatic and digital control calculations
  • Numerous worked-out examples in USCS and SI units
  • Helpful numbered steps showing the exact procedure for computing desired results
  • A wealth of information new to the Second Edition on alternative and renewable energy, gas turbine installations, plastics, pumps and piping, refrigerants, plumbing, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, space humidification systems, and much more

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