The market has witnessed several books on the subject “Basic Civil and Mechanical Engineering”. But smartness is always needed to choose the better than the best. This first edition of the book comprising 10 chapters on surveying, civil engineering materials, foundations, superstructures, power plant engineering, major components of thermal (steam) power plant, internal combustion engines, refrigeration, air conditioning and power transmission systems. It is assured that this book will surely satisfy the purpose and all kind of constructive criticism about the book is earnestly sought. This book is designed by exhaustively comprehending the needs of the young budding engineers and as per the syllabus of second semester “GE6251 Basic Civil and Mechanical Engineering” course prescribed by Anna University, Chennai. The book is saturated in a very systematic and self explanatory way and the contents are presented in an elegant, comprehensive and lucid manner. The content of the book is divided into two sections. The first section focuses on the basics of civil engineering which is flourished with many problems in surveying and areas of determination. The second section focuses on the basics of mechanical engineering with a pictorial representation for all the topics concerned. This book will surely satisfy the students in preparing for the university examinations and other competitive examinations and will give prolific results.
Additional Info
  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-93-83828-33-3
  • Chapter 1

    Surveying Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Surveying is the process by which determining the relative positions of distinctive features on the earth’s surface based on measurement of distances, and directions and representing the same through a plan or map drawn to a suitable scale. This essentially reflects the positions of points in it horizontal plane. Levelling is the process of determining the elevation (heights) of various points on the surface of the earth. This essentially reflects the position of points in a vertical plane. Although surveying and levelling are generally treated as different operations, but in a true sense the term surveying includes levelling.
  • Chapter 2

    Civil Engineering Materials Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    It is necessary for an engineer to be conversant with the properties of materials, which are used for the construction of typical buildings or structures. These materials can be called as engineering materials or building materials. In order to construct a sturdy structure, the properties of the materials are to be studied properly to select suitable building materials. In the forthcoming sections, we will be focusing on different building materials like
  • Chapter 3

    Foundations Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Foundation is the bottom most part of a structure below the ground level which transmits the load from superstructure to the underlying soil. Foundation prevents differential settlement of the structure. It provide leveled surface to construct the superstructure over the foundation.
  • Chapter 4

    Superstructure Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    The superstructure consists mainly of walls, doors, windows and lintels. The purpose of the superstructure is to provide the necessary utility of the building, structural safety, fire safety, sanitation and ventilation.
  • Chapter 5

    Power Plants Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    In the modern scenario, the need for electricity is increasing very rapidly. Electric power is considered as the heart of any industry. Electricity is used in our day-to-day life for lighting, heating, lifting, and cooking and so on. Therefore, it is necessary to produce electricity in large scale and also economically. The large scale power production could be achieved only by means of suitable power producing units like power plants. The most commonly used power plants are steam thermal, gas, diesel, hydro-electric and nuclear power plants. The main aspects consider while constructing or designing a power plant is the selection of proper location and appropriate equipments for the plant such that maximum output is achieved. The generated power must also be cost effective, reliable and fairly uninterrupted.
  • Chapter 6

    Major Components of Thermal (Steam) Power Plant Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Thermal power plant is nothing but the plant at which power (electricity) is generated by using steam as a working fluid. Steam has the advantage that it can be produced from water which is available in abundance. It does not react much with the material of the equipment of power plant. The high kinetic energy of steam is used to drive the steam turbines (prime mover) steam engines etc. Thermal power plant is most suited for easy power generation. About 60% of the total power generated in our country comes from thermal power plant. The study of major components of thermal power plant is vital role in thermal engineering. The major components are shown in following schematic diagram of a thermal (steam) power plant for more understanding.
  • Chapter 7

    Internal Combustion Engines Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Heat Engine: It is a device in which heat energy is converted into mechanical energy. Classification of heat engines. I.C. Engine: If the combustion of fuel takes place inside the engine cylinder then the engine is called internal combustion engine. Example: Diesel engine, petrol engine, etc. E.C. Engine: If the combustion of fuel takes place entirely outside the working cylinder, then the engine is called external combustion engine. Example: Steam engines. Applications of an IC engine • IC engines are used in automobiles, aircrafts, ships etc. • They are used as portable standby power units. • They are used in farm tractors, lawn movers, motor boats, concrete mixing devices, etc. • They are used as pumps for lifting water.
  • Chapter 8

    Refrigeration Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    • Refrigeration can be defined as the process of transferring heat from the low temperature region to a high temperature region. • Defining in other words, refrigeration is the process of cooling a substance.
  • Chapter 9

    Air Conditioning Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Air conditioning is the process of controlling and maintaining the properties of air like temperature humidity, purity, direction of flow etc. in a closed space. One can have the desired condition around him using air conditioning.

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