The traditional approach to teaching mechanical engineering has been to cover either mechanics or thermofluid mechanics. In response to the growing trend toward more general modules, Foundations of Mechanical Engineering provides a unified approach to teaching the basic mechanical engineering topics of mechanics, the mechanics of solids, and thermofluid mechanics.Each chapter provides a systematic approach to the subject matter and begins with a list of aims and concludes with a summary of the key equations introduced in that chapter. Copious worked examples illustrate the correct approach to problem solving, and outline solutions for all of the end-of-chapter problems let students check their own work. The authors have judiciously minimized the mathematical content and where necessary, introduce the fundamentals through diagrams and graphical representations.With complete basic coverage of both statics and dynamics, the mechanics of solids, fluid flow, and heat transfer, Foundations of Mechanical Engineering forms and ideal text for first-year mechanical engineering students.

chapter 1|20 pages

Problem solving and basics

chapter 2|30 pages

Motion of bodies

chapter 3|16 pages

Newton’s laws, impulse and momentum

chapter 4|32 pages


chapter 5|20 pages

Work, energy and power

chapter 6|21 pages

Dry friction

chapter 8|20 pages

Stresses and strains

chapter 9|30 pages

Loading of beams

chapter 10|20 pages

Stresses in beams and shafts

chapter 11|25 pages

Thermofluid situations

chapter 12|25 pages

Properties of fluids

chapter 13|24 pages

Steady flow of fluids

chapter 14|18 pages

Flow with friction

chapter 15|16 pages

Basic heat transfer