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 AdvisersPrefaceAcknowledgmentsHow to Use This HandbookPart 1: Power GenerationSection 1: Modern Power-Plant Cycles and EquipmentSection 2: Steam Condensing Systems and AuxiliariesSection 3: CombustionSection 4: Steam Generation Equipment and AuxiliariesSection 5: Feedwater Heating MethodsSection 6: Internal-Combustion EnginesPart 2: Plant and Facilities EngineeringSection 7: Pumps and Pumping SystemsSection 8: Piping and Fluid FlowSection 9: Air and Gas Compressors and Vacuum SystemsSection 10: Materials HandlingSection 11: Heat Transfer and Heat ExchangeSection 12: RefrigerationPart 3: Environmental ControlSection 13: Wastewater Treatment and ControlSection 14: Water-Supply and Storm-Water System DesignSection 15: Plumbing and Drainage for Buildings and Other StructuresSection 16: Heating, Ventilating, and Air ConditioningSection 17: Solar EnergySection 18: Environmental Control and Energy ConservationPart 4: Design EngineeringSection 19: Shafts, Flywheels, Pulleys, and Belts for Power TransmissionSection 20: Gear Design and ApplicationSection 21: Transmissions, Clutches, Roller-Screw Actuators, Couplings, and Speed ControlSection 22: Bearing Design and SelectionSection 23: Spring Selection and AnalysisSection 24: Mechanical and Electrical BrakesSection 25: Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems DesignSection 26: Metalworking and Nonmetallic Materials ProcessingBibliographyIndex

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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