Mechanical Engineering

Pump Affinity Laws: Use with Caution – Plumbing Systems and Design

April 2, 2011
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Pump Affinity Laws: Use with Caution Plumbing Systems and Design 2007; Vol. 6: No. 8 by Ahlgren, Roy C. E. The pump affinity laws provide a useful way to estimate the effect of changes in either the revolutions per minute (rpm) or the diameter of the impeller on a pump’s performance. In this article,...
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Solar-powered Water Heaters – Plumbing Systems and Design

March 28, 2011
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Solar-powered Water Heaters. Plumbing Systems and Design 2006; Vol. 5: No. 4 by Stenqvist, James E Although a far cry from their counterparts of the 1970s, solar heating systems still present a significant up-front expense and can be less than aesthetically pleasing. Both cost and design improve as owners move toward green building and...
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Building Storm Water Systems – Plumbing Systems and Design

March 27, 2011
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Building Storm Water Systems Plumbing Systems and Design 2006; Vol. 5: No. 3 by Stenqvist, James E An ever-growing number of considerations that apply to storm water system design have greatly increased the complexity of the task. Design criteria, including local codes, climatic conditions (such as rainfall rate), and relevant building construction details must...
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Laboratory Pure Water

March 25, 2011
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Laboratory Pure Water Plumbing Systems and Design 2005; Vol. 4: No. 6 by Stenqvist, James E. Description Water is everywhere. One might think water from the tap that is clear and tastes all right is pure, but it is not enough so for laboratory use. Water picks up pollutants when it touches the ground?s...
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Compressed Air Systems – Plumbing Systems and Design

March 24, 2011
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Compressed Air Systems Plumbing Systems and Design (PSD) 2007; Vol. 6: No. 7 by Stenqvist, James E. Compressed air, used in a myriad of industrial and commercial applications, is costly to manufacture, but the tools that it runs have numerous advantages over those powered by other energy sources. A well-designed compressed air system reduces...
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Automated Ultrasonic Testing for Pipeline Girth Welds

March 21, 2011
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Automated Ultrasonic Testing for Pipeline Girth Welds Description Olympus NDT, a global innovator in nondestructive testing instruments, is proud to announce the publication of NDT expert E. A. Ginzel’s Automated Ultrasonic Testing for Pipeline Girth Welds. This 366-page book provides an overview of the principles of automated ultrasonic testing (AUT) of girth welds, and...
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Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems

March 20, 2011
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Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems Description This book provides a fundamental treatment of engineering hydraulics. It is intended to bridge the gap between basic principles and techniques applied to design and analysis of hydraulic engineering systems. This text exposes students to many problems commonly encountered in practice, various solution scenarios (e.g., design formulas, tables,...
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Heat Transfer Applications for the Practicing Engineer

March 19, 2011
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Heat Transfer Applications for the Practicing Engineer Description This book serves as a training tool for individuals in industry and academia involved with heat transfer applications. Although the literature is inundated with texts emphasizing theory and theoretical derivations, the goal of this book is to present the subject of heat transfer from a strictly...
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Handbook on Plastic Analysis in Engineering

March 19, 2011
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Handbook on Plastic Analysis in Engineering by Leonid Belenkiy (2006) This is a comprehensive reference source on practical applications of plastic analysis for a wide scope of structures used in marine and other industries. The book is addressed to virtually all structural engineers involved in design, stress analysis, research, rule development, and advanced academic...
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Practical Guide to Polyvinyl Chloride

March 16, 2011
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Practical Guide to Polyvinyl Chloride Rapra Technology, 2005 By S. Patrick Descriptions Rapra’s Practical Guide to PVC is packed with information for everyone working with PVC. It provides comprehensive background on the resins and additives, their properties and processing characteristics, as well as discussion of product design and development issues. This book will be...
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