Case Studies in Mechanical Engineering: Decision Making, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 12, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 250 pages

Using a case study approach, this reference tests the reader’s ability to apply engineering fundamentals to real-world examples and receive constructive feedback

Case Studies in Mechanical Engineering provides real life examples of the application of engineering fundamentals. They relate to real equipment, real people and real decisions. They influence careers, projects, companies, and governments. The cases serve as supplements to fundamental courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, instrumentation, economics, and statistics. The author explains equipment and concepts to solve the problems and suggests relevant assignments to augment the cases.

Graduate engineers seeking to refresh their career, or acquire continuing education will find the studies challenging and rewarding. Each case is designed to be accomplished in one week, earning up to 15 hours of continuing education credit. Each case study provides methods to present an argument, work with clients, recommend action and develop new business.

Key features:

  • Highlights the economic consequences of engineering designs and decisions.
  • Encourages problem solving skills.
  • Application of fundamentals to life experiences.
  • Ability to practice with real life examples.

Case Studies in Mechanical Engineering is a valuable reference for mechanical engineering practitioners working in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and related areas.

 

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Contents

Steam Turbine Performance Degradation
1
RiskReward Evaluation
26
Gas Turbine Compressor Fouling
46
Flow Instrument Degradation Use and Placement
64
TwoPhase Hydraulics
80
Reliability and Availability
95
Efficiency and Air Emissions
114
LowCarbon Power Production
131
Heat Exchangers and Drain Line Sizing
146
Optimized Maintenance
165
Project Engineering
186
In the Woodshop
209
Appendix
222
Index
235
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About the author (2016)

Mr. Sabol is an engineer with broad experience in the power industry, detailed design, and asset management. His accomplishments include writing of computer programs, detailed fluid system designs, engineering designs for the destruction of chemical weapons, resolution of complex engineering problems, engineering project management, and management of power generating assets. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Mechanical Engineering, holds a Professional Engineer’s license in the State of Texas and is a certified Project Management Professional. His published works relate to the use of modelling programs, maintenance optimization, and woodworking techniques. Currently residing in Texas, Mr. Sabol provides consulting services.

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