The book starts with the law of forces, free-body diagrams, basic information on materials strength including stresses and strains. It further discusses principles of transmission of power and elementary designs of gears, spring, etc. This part concludes with mechanical vibrations, — their importance, types, isolation and critical speed.
The second part, Thermal Engineering, deals with basics and laws of thermodynamics; pure substances and their properties. It further includes laws of heat transfer, insulation, and heat exchanges. This part concludes with a detailed discussion on refrigeration and air conditioning.
Part three, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, includes properties of fluids, measurement of pressure, Bernoull's equation, hydraulic turbine, pumps and various other hydraulic devices.
Part four, Manufacturing Technology, mainly deals with various manufacturing processes such as metal forming, casting, cutting, joining, welding, surface finishing and powder metallurgy. It further deals with conventional and non-conventional machining techniques, fluid power control and automation including hydraulic and pneumatic systems and automation of mechanical systems.
Part five, Automobile Engineering deals with various aspects of IC and SI engines and their classification, etc. Four- and two-stroke engines also find place in this section. Next, systems in automobiles including suspension and power transmission systems, starting, ignition, charging and fuel injection systems.
The last section deals with power plant engineering and energy. It includes power plant layout, surface condensers, steam generators, boilers and gas turbine plants. It concludes with renewable, non- renewable, conventional and non-conventional sources of energy, and energy conversion devices.
Section I- Mechanical Engineering
1. Engineering Mechanics
2. Strength of Materials
3. Machine Design
Section II-Thermal Engineering
1. Introduction to Thermodynamics
2. Introduction to Heat Tansfer
3. Introduction to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Section III-Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
1. Fluid Mechanics
2. Introduction to Hydraulic Machines
Section IV-Manufacturing Technology
1. Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
2. Conventional Machining Techniques
3. Non-conventional Machining Techniques
4. Introduction to Fluid Power Control & Automation
Section V Automobile Engineering
1. I.C Engines
2. Systems in Automobiles
Section VI- Power Plant Engineering
1. Introduction to Power Plant Engineering
Kaushik Kumar :- B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering, REC (Now NIT), Warangal), MBA (Marketing, IGNOU) and Ph.D (Engineering, Jadavpur University), is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has 14 years of teaching & research and over 11 years of industrial experience in a manufacturing unit of global repute. His areas of teaching and research interest are CAD / CAM, Quality Management Systems, Optimization, Non-conventional Machining, Rapid Prototyping and Composites. He has 9 patents, 2 books, 8 book chapters, 96 international journal publications, 18 international and 8 national conference publications to his credit. He is on the editorial board and review panel of 8 international and 1 national journal of repute. He has been felicitated with many awards and honours. Apurba Kumar Roy :- , B. E. (Mechanical Engineering, REC (Now NIT), Jaipur), M.E. (Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata) and PhD (Engineering IIT Kharagpur), is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has over 27 years of teaching, research and industrial experience. His areas of interest are Fluid Dynamics, Turbo machines, Multiphase Flow, CFD, Optimization and Non-conventional Energy, Direct Energy Conversion. He has 1 book chapter, 27 international journal, 5 international and 15 national conference publications to his credit. Sanghamitra Debta :- B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering, ITER SOA University, Bhubaneswar), is pursuing M.E. (Design of Mechanical Equipment, BIT Mesra). Her areas of interests are Product and Process Design, Strength of materials, Material Engineering, and Automation.