Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-71
    2. Hen-Geul Yeh, Hsien-Yang Yeh, Shouwen Yu
      Pages 35-71
  3. Applications in Mechanical Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-1359
    2. Jens Freudenberger, Joachim Göllner, Martin Heilmaier, Gerhard Mook, Holger Saage, Vivek Srivastava et al.
      Pages 73-222
    3. Frank Dammel, Jay M. Ochterbeck, Peter Stephan
      Pages 223-294
    4. Ludger Deters
      Pages 295-326
    5. Oleg P. Lelikov
      Pages 327-522
    6. Thomas Böllinghaus, Gerry Byrne, Boris Ilich Cherpakov (deceased), Edward Chlebus, Carl E. Cross, Berend Denkena et al.
      Pages 523-785
    7. Norge I. Coello Machado, Shuichi Sakamoto, Steffen Wengler, Lutz Wisweh
      Pages 787-818
    8. Alois Breiing, Frank Engelmann, Timothy Gutowski
      Pages 819-877
    9. Vince Piacenti, Helmut Tschoeke, Jon H. Van Gerpen
      Pages 879-945
    10. Ajay Mathur
      Pages 947-966
    11. Meinhard T. Schobeiri
      Pages 967-1010
    12. Gritt Ahrens, Torsten Dellmann, Stefan Gies, Markus Hecht, Hamid Hefazi, Rolf Henke et al.
      Pages 1011-1147
    13. Eugeniusz Budny, Mirosław Chłosta, Henning Jürgen Meyer, Mirosław J. Skibniewski
      Pages 1149-1266
    14. Francesco Costanzo, Yuichi Kanda, Toshiaki Kimura, Hermann Kühnle, Bruno Lisanti, Jagjit Singh Srai et al.
      Pages 1267-1359
  4. Complementary Material for Mechanical Engineers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1361-1520
    2. Dwarkadas Kothari, P.M.V. Subbarao
      Pages 1361-1419
    3. Seddik Bacha, Jaime De La Ree, Chris Oliver Heyde, Andreas Lindemann, Antje G. Orths, Zbigniew A. Styczynski et al.
      Pages 1421-1510
    4. Stanley Baksi
      Pages 1511-1520
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 1521-1576

About this book


Mechanical Engineering is a professional engineering discipline which involves the application of principles of physics, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. It requires a solid understanding of the key concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy. Mechanical engineers use these principles and others in the design and analysis of automobiles, aircrafts, heating and cooling systems, industrial equipment and machinery. In addition to these main areas, specialized fields are necessary to prepare future engineers for their positions in industry, such as mechatronics and robotics, transportation and logistics, fuel technology, automotive engineering, biomechanics, vibration, optics and others. Accordingly, the Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering devotes its contents to all areas of interest for the practicing engineer as well as for the student at various levels and educational institutions. Authors from all over the world have contributed with their expertise and support the globally working engineer in finding a solution for today‘s mechanical engineering problems.
Each subject is discussed in detail and supported by numerous figures and tables. DIN standards are retained throughout and ISO equivalents are given where possible. The text offers a concise but detailed and authoritative treatment of the topics with full references.

Key Topics

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Mechanics
  • Materials Science and Tribology
  • Thermodynamics
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Measuring and Quality Control
  • Engineering Design
  • Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchangers
  • Turbomachinery
  • Transportation Systems
  • Construction and Earth Moving Equipment
  • Power Generation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Enterprise Organization and Operation


  • All mechanical engineering disciplines
  • Over 1700 comprehensive illustrations and tables
  • Exhaustive up-to-date references to approved data
  • Fully searchable DVD for quick access to data
  • A resource for higher-level students
  • Written for every-day use by the globally working engineer


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karl-Heinrich Grote
    • 1
  • Erik K. Antonsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringOtto-von-Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringCalifornia Institute of Technology (CALTEC)PasadenaUSA

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