The book ‘Basic Mechanical Engineering’ is meant exclusively for first year B.Tech. students and covers all the topics as per the latest syllabus of MG University. Figures are given in multi layer format to get a better understanding of the system. Working figures, even though not required for examination, are included so that the reader can get a better understanding of the subject. Apart from this a lot of problems are added with step by step approach enabling the reader to get an overall idea of how a problem is progressing. Module wise approach is avoided even though not completely to enable the reader to move without losing interest through the topics.
Additional Info
  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-93-81159-40-8
  • Chapter 1

    Thermodynamics Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Thermodynamics is the branch of science that deals with energy in action. It deals with heat
    and work and the energy processed by the system under study. It also tries to find the amount
    of disorder associated with a substance.

  • Chapter 2

    Basic Laws of Heat Transfer Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Heat transfer is a phenomenon where by there will be transfer of heat from one point in
    the space to another point due to temperature gradient or due to density gradient.
    The subject heat transfer and thermodynamics differs from each other due to the fact that
    thermodynamics deals with the total heat that is transferred where as the heat transfer deals with
    the heat transfer rate.

  • Chapter 3

    Internal Combustion Engines Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Engines are devices that give work output utilizing the energy that a system stores. Depending
    on the different parameters the engines are classified into different categories. IC engines are
    classified based on different parameters and are as listed below Classification of I.C. Engines.

  • Chapter 4

    Refrigeration Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Refrigeration is the process of cooling a substance below the temperature of the atmosphere.
    There are different methods of achieving refrigeration. 

  • Chapter 5

    Air Conditioning System Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Air conditioning refers to the conditioning of air with respect to the water content and
    temperature. Atmospheric air contains traces of water in the form of vapour. This content of
    vapour is dependent on temperature. The maximum value of vapour that the atmospheric air can
    carry will increase with increase in temperature.

  • Chapter 6

    Mechanical Power Transmission Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    There are different methods of transferring energy from one point to another. Among them
    the most popular mechanical power transmission devices are the belts, ropes, chain drives and
    the gears.

  • Chapter 7

    Energy Sources Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    There are different type of energy resources and are primarily classified as given below and
    is based on the possibility of renewability of energy sources.

  • Chapter 8

    Hydraulic Turbine Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Hydraulic turbines are those turbines that make use of water as the working substance. In
    this type of turbines the head [potential] available in water is used. There are three main types
    of turbines used depending on the head availability they are discussed next.

  • Chapter 9

    Steam Turbines Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Turbines are devices that produce work utilizing the energy stored in a fluid. The basic
    working feature of the turbines is that there will be a obstruction in the path of a fluid flow. The
    fluid will overcome this restriction by moving the obstruction out from its path. The position of
    the obstruction will be changed and hence work will be done. The fluid will have to loose some
    energy to do this work. The fluid then continues its movement with lesser energy. Since the
    restriction is connected to a shaft at the centre, the restriction will make the shaft rotate.

  • Chapter 10

    Pumps Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    They are devices used to take a fluid from one point to another, some times against the load.
    There are different types of pumps available on different classifications and are shown in the
    below given chart.

  • Chapter 11

    Machining, Related Equipments and Operations Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Machining refers to the use of tools to remove excess material from a given work and
    convert it to required shape size and surface finish.
    In most of the machining processes the work–tool will be kept in such a way that they form
    an obstruction to the movement to each other. The harder tool will over come this obstruction
    by removing the part of work that stands as a restriction to its smooth movement.

  • Chapter 12

    Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Design Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    It is the application of computers in manufacturing integrating it to almost all the available
    Computer Integrated Manufacturing also called CIM may be defined as a computer system
    in which the peripherals will be robots, machine tools, and other processing equipments. CIM is
    an integration of different branches of engineering such as Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics
    and even Information Technology.

  • Chapter 13

    Manufacturing Processes Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Welding is the process of joining of two metals using heat generated by different sources
    welding can be done by introducing a new metal or on the existing ones. Some of them are
    described below. In welding the temperature at the required points are raised and they are made
    to fuse together.

  • Chapter 14

    Index Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points


About the Author

JAI SHANKAR V.P Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering Sree Narayana Mangalam Institute of Management and Technology Maliankara, Eranakulam, Kerala view complete profile