Showing posts with label mechanical engineering. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mechanical engineering. Show all posts

Sunday, September 9, 2018

"Mechanical Engineering For Beginners"

So its Sunday and the NFL football season is back, so my Sunday afternoons are spoken for, I used to be big on sports, but in my older years the blood pumping excitement of a good football game, seems to be the only one that still holds my attention on the tube.

So for fans of early 20th century technology, like me, here is good little text from the Internet Archive that some will find very interesting and readable. It covers the technology of the time without getting overly technical, covering the concepts in a clear and understandable manner. A large section is devoted to steam boilers and steam engines, early development of more advanced water tube boilers and corliss steam engines are covered, as are steam turbines, hydraulic equipment, producer gas, and gas and oil engines.

"Mechanical Engineering For Beginners" by R. S. McLaren in 1908 can be downloaded on my Books - Free Downloads page. # 61 - 13 MB - pdf.






Saturday, October 28, 2017

Handbook Of Mechanical Engineering

While browsing the Internet Archive the other day I came across this gem. "Springer Handbook Of Mechanical Engineering" was published in 2008. It was uploaded to the Archive's "Open Source" file and copyright status is not stated. If you choose to download, there are a number of file formats available, the pdf file is 62 MB. If you can still find this in the retail market, there is an accompanying DVD.

At almost 1600 pages this is a huge handbook, it is a very complete documentation of the state of the art as of 2008 (computerization nowadays, can bring big changes in 9 years).

Rather than get long winded here, the contents pages will do a much better job of promoting this excellent text than I can.








Click on the pages to expand. If you would like to download this text, this is the link to the Internet Archives download page. https://archive.org/details/SpringerHandbookOfMechanicalEngineering.