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Thoroughly covering basic theory, ranging from the lever and inclined plane up through internal combustion engines and power trains, this revised edition of an extremely clear Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Nothing more than the most elementary mathematics is required to follow it.

Beginning with the simplest of machines — the lever — the text proceeds with discussions of the block and tackle (pulleys and hoists), wheel and axle, the inclined plane and the wedge, the screw, and different types of gears (simple, spur, bevel, herringbone, spiral, worm, etc.). A chapter on the concept of work discusses the measurement of work, friction, and efficiency; this is followed by investigations of power, force and pressure, explaining the uses of scales, balances, gauges, and barometers. The fundamentals of hydrostatic and hydraulic machines (such as the hydraulic braking system and the hydraulic press) are discussed in detail. The remaining chapters cover machine elements (bearings and springs), basic mechanisms (gear differential, couplings, cams, clutches), the internal combustion engine and power trains (including explanations of various transmission systems — synchromesh, auxiliary, etc.)

Every concept is clearly defined and the discussions always build easily from elementary theory to particular applications familiar to anyone with the slightest interest in mechanics. Important concepts, machine components, and techniques are clearly illustrated in more than 200 diagrams, drawings, and cross-sections that reveal inner workings — all of these help to clarify even further an already clear and well-organized presentation. Although it was originally designed for use in U.S. Naval Training Schools, this book can be used to great advantage as a basic text in mechanical engineering in standard technical schools, and will be immensely valuable even to the layman who desires a basic knowledge of mechanics.

Synopsis:

Only elementary math skills are needed to follow this manual, which covers many machines and their components, including hydrostatics and hydraulics, internal combustion engines, trains, and more. 204 black-and-white illustrations.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER

1. Levers

2. Block and Tackle

3. The Wheel and Axle

4. The Inclined Plane and Wedge

5. The Screw

6. Gears

7. Work

8. Power

9. Force and Pressure

10. Hydrostatic and Hydraulic Machines

11. Machine Elements and Basic Mechanisms

12. Internal Combustion Engine

13. Power Trains

APPENDIX

I. References

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486217093
Author:
U S Navy
Author:
United States
Author:
Us Navy
Author:
Naval Education
Author:
U S. Navy, Bureau Of Naval Person
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Engineering - Mechanical
Subject:
Machinery
Subject:
Mechanical engineering
Subject:
Mechanical
Subject:
Construction-Heavy Machinery
Subject:
Mechanics
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19710631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 0.42 lb

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