Mechanical Experiments and Workshop Practice, 1/e
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Mechanical Experiments and Workshop Practice, 1/e

Author : G.S. Sawhney
© Year : 2009
ISBN : 9789380026756
Pages : 384
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 0.55   kg
Price :   30.00

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  • About the Book
  • Salient Features
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

The book is meant for first year BE/B.Tech. students and addresses the course curriculum in Mechanical Experiments and Workshop Practice. The book explains theory and methodology of performing experiments about:

  • Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Materials Science
    The book also includes:
  • IC Engines
  • Steam Engines
  • Boilers
  • Steam Turbines
  • Water Turbines and Pumps
    Manufacturing processes and workshop experiments are included in workshop practice which cover:
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Metal forming
  • Casting
  • Carpentry and Plumbing

    The concepts and principles of working of various common mechanical machinery such as bi-cycle, motorcycle, lift, escalator, hovercraft, aircraft, helicopter, jet engine and rocket have been explained. Similarly the constructional details and principles of working of commonly used household appliances such as desert cooler, air conditioner, refrigerator, washing machine, ceiling fan, tubelight and iron box have been included.


  • It provides a large number of diagrams for easy understanding of tools and equipment.
  • A large number of viva and objective type questions are also given.

1. Tensile Test
2. Compression Test
3. Bending Strength Test
4. Ultimate Shear Strength
5. Brinell Hardness Test
6. Rockwell Hardness Test
7. Impact Test
8. Belt and Pulley Experiment
9. Determination of Moment of Inertia of Flywheel
10. Experiment on Trusses
11. Inclined Plane
12. Fatigue Testing
13. Torsion of Rod
14. Deflection of Beam
15. Worm and Worm Wheel for Load Lifting
16. Screw Jack
17. Verification of the Law of Triangle of Forces
18. Verification of the Law of Parallelogram of Forces
19. Spring Testing
20. Creep Test
21. Column Buckling Test
22. Gear Train
23. Four-Bar Chain
24. Single Slider Crank Chain
25. Four-Stroke IC Engine
26. Two-Stroke IC Engine
27. Fiat Petrol Engine
28. Lancashire Boiler
29. Babcock & Wilcox Boiler
30. Locomotive Boiler
31. Simple Steam Engine
32. Compound Steam Engine
33. Steam Turbine
34. Vapour Compression Refrigeration System
35. Window Air-conditioner
36. Desert Cooler
37. Centrifugal Pump
38. Pelton Wheel Turbine
39. Francis Turbine
40. Kaplan Turbine
41. Ship’s Propeller
42. Pyrometers
43. Diamond Polishing Machine
44. Metallurgical Microscope
45. Heat Treatment
46. Bicycle
47. Motorcycle
48. Zip Fastener
49. Lift (Elevator)
50. Escalator
51. Aircraft
52. Rocket
53. Hovercraft
54. Helicopter
55. Washing Machine
56. Shock Absorber
57. Clutch
58. Brake
59. Concrete Mixer
60. Gyroscope
61. Conveyer
62. Carpentry
63. Simple Planing by Jack Plane
64. Half Lap Corner Joint in Carpentry
65. Mortice and Tenon Joint in Carpentry
66. Middle Lap Joint in Carpentry
67. Cross Lap Joint in Carpentry
68. Dovetail Joint in Carpentry
69. Wood Turning Lathe
70. Band Saw, Circular Saw and Surfacer
71. Benchwork and Fitting
72. Square Joint in Fitting
73. Male and Female V-Shape Joint in Fitting
74. Dovetail Joint in Fitting
75. Drilling and Tapping
76. Blacksmithy
77. Forging a Square Rod from a Round Rod
78. Nail Making by Forging
79. Making a Hook by Forging
80. Gas Welding
81. Gas Welding Practice: Butt Joint
82. Arc Welding
83. Butt Joint by Arc Welding
84. Double V–Butt Joint by Arc Welding
85. Lap Joint by Arc Welding
86. T-Fillet Joint by Arc Welding
87. Corner or L-Joint by Arc Welding
88. Resistance Welding
89. Sheet Metal Work
90. Cylindrical Container by Sheet Metal Work
91. Making a Tray by Sheet Metal Work
92. Cone Making by Sheet Metal Work
93. Tools and Operations of Foundry
94. Pattern Making for Foundry
95. Moulding Sand for Foundry
96. Mould Cavity Making from a Gear Pattern
97. Lathe Machine
98. Turning, Facing and Chamfering by Lathe
99. Taper Turning on Lathe
100. Thread Cutting on Lathe
101. Painting
102. Plumbing
103. Threaded Fasteners
104. Fluorescent Tube
105. Ceiling Fan
106. Automatic Iron Box
107. Valves and Cocks to Control Fluids
108. Fire Extinguishers
109. Cement, Concrete and Masonry
110. Electric Earthling
111. Viva Questions and Answers
112. Objective Type Questions and Answers Index

G.S. Sawhney :- has served as Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, GNIT Greater Noida. Earlier he was at Lord Krishna College of Engineering, Ghaziabad in the same capacity. Prior to joining teaching, he had served for 28 years in the Corps of Engineers and for 10 years in industry. His other books published by I.K. International Pvt. Ltd. are:

  • Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Fluid Machinery Made Easy
  • Fundamentals of Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Made Easy
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Manufacturing Science (Volume-I, II)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Experiments and Workshop Practice
  • Project Management Made Easy

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