“MECHANICAL ENGINEERING” by Ajay Kumar Tamrakar & Dineshkumar Harursampath is a comprehensive textbook that covers the fundamentals of mechanical engineering. The book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering, as well as professionals who want to refresh their knowledge.
The book is divided into nine chapters, covering various aspects of mechanical engineering. The chapters are:
- Mechanics of Solids
- Mechanics of Fluids
- Heat Transfer
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Machine Design
- Mechatronics and Robotics
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter one provides a brief overview of mechanical engineering, its history, and the scope of the field. The chapter also discusses the various sub-disciplines of it, such as solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials science.
Chapter 2: Mechanics of Solids
Chapter two covers the mechanics of solids, including stress, strain, and deformation. The chapter also covers topics such as elastic behavior, plastic behavior, and failure theories. The authors use examples and diagrams to help the reader understand the concepts.
Chapter 3: Mechanics of Fluids
Chapter three covers the mechanics of fluids, including the properties of fluids, fluid statics, and fluid dynamics. The chapter also covers Bernoulli’s equation, the Navier-Stokes equations, and the boundary layer theory.
Chapter 4: Thermodynamics
Chapter four covers the principles of thermodynamics, including the first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic processes, and thermodynamic cycles. The authors also discuss the Carnot cycle and the Rankine cycle.
Chapter 5: Heat Transfer
Chapter five covers the principles of heat transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation. The chapter also covers the heat transfer coefficient, the Nusselt number, and the Reynolds number.
Chapter 6: Materials Science and Engineering
Chapter six covers the principles of materials science and engineering, including the structure of materials, mechanical properties of materials, and the behavior of materials under different conditions. The chapter also covers different types of materials such as metals, polymers, and ceramics.
Chapter 7: Manufacturing Engineering
Chapter seven covers the principles of manufacturing engineering, including the different types of manufacturing processes such as casting, forging, and welding. The chapter also covers quality control and the different types of inspection methods.
Chapter 8: Machine Design
In this Chapter covers the principles of machine design, including the design process, design of machine elements such as gears, bearings, and shafts, and the principles of statics and dynamics.
Chapter 9: Mechatronics and Robotics
In this section covers the principles of mechatronics and robotics, including sensors and actuators, control systems, and the design of robots.
“MECHANICAL ENGINEERING” by Ajay Kumar Tamrakar & Dineshkumar Harursampath is an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering. The book covers all the essential topics in mechanical engineering and provides a good foundation for further study. The authors use examples and diagrams to help the reader understand the concepts, and the book is well-written and easy to read. Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone studying or working in the field of mechanical engineering.