## Mechanical Engineering Principles, Second Edition

John Bird, Carl Ross

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Mechanical Engineering Principles 2nd Edition aims to broaden the reader’s knowledge of the basic principles that are fundamental to mechanical engineering design
and the operation of mechanical systems. Modern engineering systems and products still rely
upon static and dynamic principles to make them work. Even systems that appear to be entirely electronic have a physical presence governed by the principles of statics. In this second edition of Mechanical Engineering Principles, a chapter has been added on revisionary mathematics; it is not possible to progress in engineering studies without a reasonable knowledge of mathematics,
a fact that soon becomes obvious to both students and teachers alike. It is therefore hoped that this chapter on basic mathematics revision will be helpful and make the engineering studies more comprehensible. Minor modifications and some further worked problems have also been added throughout the text. Free Internet downloads of full solutions to the further
problems and a PowerPoint presentation of all the illustrations contained in the text is available
For clarity, the text is divided into four parts, these being:

• Part 1 Revision of Mathematics
• Part 2 Statics and strength of materials
• Part 3  Dynamics
• Part 4 Heat transfer and fluid mechanics

Mechanical Engineering Principles 2nd Edition is suitable for the following:
(i) National Certificate/Diploma courses in Mechanical Engineering
(ii) Undergraduate courses in Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Aeronautical & Marine
Engineering, together with Naval Architecture
(iii) Any introductory/access/foundation course involving Mechanical Engineering Principles
at University, and Colleges of Further and Higher education.
Although pre-requisites for the modules covered in this book include Foundation Certificate/ diploma, or similar, in Mathematics and Science, each topic considered in the text is presented in a way that assumes that the reader has little previous knowledge of that topic.

Content :
• Revisionary Mathematics
• The effects of forces on materials
• Tensile testing
• Forces acting at a point
• Forces in structures
• Forces, tensile testing and beams
• Dynamics
• Linear and angular motion
• Simple harmonic motion
• Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics

## Site Analysis

Smid Book

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This book is divided into four parts. Part I, Process and Tools, contains Chapter 1 (Shaping
the Built Environment) and Chapter 2 (Visualization of Spatial Information). The first
chapter summarizes the site planning and design process and places site planning and design
in the broader context of sustainable planning and development. The second chapter
addresses the basic principles of mapping and graphic communication in site planning and
design.
Part II, Site Selection and Programming, also has two chapters. Chapter 3 (Site
Selection) examines the goals and methods of site suitability analysis leading to the comparison
and selection of sites. Chapter 4 (Programming) focuses on programming methods
such as user surveys, focus groups, and market analyses.
Part III, Site Inventory and Analysis, is the core of the book. Chapter 5 (Site Inventory:
Physical Attributes) and Chapter 6 (Site Inventory: Biological Attributes) cover a wide
array of physical and biological attributes that, depending on the unique features of the site
and the program, may be analyzed during the site planning and design process. Chapter 7
(Site Inventory: Cultural Attributes) concentrates on documenting relevant cultural,
historic, and regulatory attributes. Chapter 8 (Site Analysis: Integration and Synthesis)
describes howsite opportunities and constraints for specific project programs are identified
and documented in support of the subsequent phases of the site planning and design
process.
The last three chapters of the book are in Part IV, Design and Implementation. Chapter 9
(Conceptual Design) addresses the spatial organization of the programmed uses and
activities on the site. Chapter 10 (Design Development) addresses the spatial articulation
of the organizational framework established in the conceptual design phase. This chapter
explores design theory and ‘‘form-based’’ development regulations, which communities
are increasingly employing to guide development and shape changes to the built environment.
Chapter 11 (Project Implementation), the book’s final chapter, addresses the
permitting and approval processes, techniques for mitigating development impacts, and
construction documentation and contract administration. The book concludes with an
Appendix and a Glossary. The Appendix lists both commercial, non-profit, and government

Content :
• Shaping the built environment
• Visualization of spatial information
• Site selection and programming
• Site selection
• Programming
• Site inventory: physical attributes
• Site inventory: biological attributes
• Site inventory: cultural attributes
• Site analysis: integration and synthesis
• Conceptual design
• Design development
• Project implementation