About the Books
Tapping the energies of nature, building machines and transportation are important mechanical engineering activities required to meet diverse needs of mankind. That is why every engineer, whatever, may be its branch, has to have basic knowledge in Mechanical Engineering. To meet this requirement, all the universities in India/ abroad prescribe a core course in principle of mechanical Engineering. This course forms a core subject which is taught to first year students of all disciplines of engineering in all technical institutions. The text and literature, contains a collection of valuable ideas/ views, is the outcome of the distillation of the available text books written by distinguished authors.
Based on our teaching experience of this subject, we have endeavoured to present a systematic and logical explanation of basic concept of mechanical engineering. A large number of solved problems and objective type questions are included in order to make the underlying principles.
About the Authors
R.P. Sharma is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (Jharkhand). He pursued his undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering from B I T Sindri, Dhanbad (Jharkhand) and obtained Master of Engineering (Heat Power) & M.Tech (Computer science) from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (Jharkhand). Mr Sharma earned his Ph.D (Engineering) from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (Jharkhand) in 2004. The author has twenty eight years teaching experience and consultant to many originations also.
Chikesh Ranjan is an Assistant Professor at RTC Institute of Technology, Anandi, Ormanjhi, Ranchi (Jharkhand). He graduated in Mechanical engineering from MIT, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and obtained his master degree from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (Jharkhand). He has industrial experience and number of international publications in journals and conferences.