This new dictionary covers all aspects of mechanical engineering, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, combustion, stress analysis, design, manufacturing, materials mechanics, dynamics, vibrations, and control. It provides authoritative guidance for students, practising engineers, and others needing definitions of mechanical engineering terms.
This dictionary includes over 550 new entries on all aspects of mechanical engineering, in the core areas of design, stress analysis, dynamics, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics, together with newly extended coverage of materials engineering. It is an invaluable guide for students, and for professionals in the field.
The Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering provides clearly-written, easy-to-understand definitions for over 4,500 terms.In addition to covering the more traditional areas of the field, this new edition also defines the terminology of the rapidly advancing areas of small size mechanical engineering: micromachining and nanotechnology. Nomenclature used in the manufacture of composites has also been added.Extensively cross-referenced, the Dictionary is an indispensable desk reference for mechanical engineers worldwide.
This new edition of A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering provides clear and concise definitions and explanations for over 8,000 mechanical-engineering terms in the core areas of design, stress analysis, dynamics, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics, together with newly extended coverage of materials engineering. More than 550 new entries have been incorporated into the text, including alloy steels, biomaterials, ceramics, continuum mechanics, conventional drilling, graphene, metallic glasses, superconductivity, and vapour deposition, alongside over 25 additional line drawings and updated web links. It continues to be an indispensable reference for students of mechanical engineering and related disciplines such as aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, and civil engineering, practising engineers, and other professionals needing to understand engineering terms.
with the principles accepted in textbooks on the subject. The key language is English. The English This Dictionary is designed for people who term is followed ·by its German, French, Dutch have just started studying mechanical engineering and Russian equivalents, and by an illustration. terms in a foreign language, particularly for those In most cases, this is a simplified drawing of the who have little or no knowledge of either the terms object or a diagram of the process. Sometimes, or their meaning. The latter category of readers other self-explanatory devices are used - mathe may find it useful, in addition to the translation matical signs, chemical formulas or examples of of the term, to have an explanation of its meaning the chemical composition of alloys. as well. In the Dictionary, such explanation is The terms are numbered. The numbers serve, provided by means of internationally accepted first, to relate the term to the drawing, and, second, symbols, formulas, charts, diagrams, plans and they facilitate the f'mding of the necessary trans drawings. In this way, illustrations serve as a lation of a term via the alphabetical index. Each universal intermediary between languages. As a number consists of two parts separated by a full rule, the illustration for a term consists of that stop, e. g. 12. 5.