Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering

Karl-Heinrich Grote,   Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Erik K. Antonsson,   California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA

2009, 1580 p. 1822 illus., 1551 in color. With DVD., Hardcover.
Springer, Berlin / New York
ISBN: 978-3-540-49131-6

Mechanical Engineering is 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, fuel technology, automotive engineering, biomechanics, vibration, optics and others. Accordingly, the Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering devotes its contents to all 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.

Each subject is discussed in detail and supported by numerous figures and tables. DIN standards are retained throughout and ISO equivalents are given where possible. The text offers a concise but detailed and authorative treatment of the topics with full references.

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