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Providing a wealth of information on pumps and pump systems, Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition details how pump equipment is selected, sized, operated, maintained, and repaired. The book identifies the key components of pumps and pump accessories, introduces the basics of pump and system hydraulics as well as more advanced hydraulic topics, and details various pump types, as well as special materials on seals, motors, variable frequency drives, and other pump-related subjects. It uses example problems throughout the text, reinforcing the practical application of the formulae and analytical presentations. It also includes new images highlighting the latest generation of pumps and other components, explores troubleshooting options, and incorporates relevant additions into the existing chapters. What’s New in This Edition: Includes more than 150 full-color images which significantly improve the reader’s ability to understand pump drawings and curves Introduces a new chapter on pump case studies in a format that provides case study background, analysis, solutions, and lessons learned Presents important new updates and additions to other chapters Includes a ten-step procedure for determining total pump head Discusses allowable and preferred operating ranges for centrifugal pumps Provides charts covering maximum and normally attainable pump efficiencies, performance corrections for slurry pumps, and mechanical seal flush plans Pump Characteristics and Applications, Third Edition is appropriate for readers with all levels of technical experience, including engineering and pump industry professionals, pump operators and maintenance technicians, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering, and students in engineering technology programs.
This hands-on reference offers a practical introduction to pumps and provides the tools necessary to select, size, operate, and maintain pumps properly. It highlights the interrelatedness of pump engineering from system and piping design to installation and startup. This updated second edition expands on many subjects introduced in the first edition and also provides new in-depth discussion of pump couplings, o-rings, motors, variable frequency drives, pump life-cycle cost, corrosion, and pump minimum flow. Written by an acclaimed expert in the field, Pump Characteristics and Applications, Second Edition is an invaluable day-to-day reference for mechanical, civil, chemical, industrial, design, plant, project, and systems engineers; engineering supervisors; maintenance technicians; and plant operators. It is also an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in departments of mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or engineering technology. About the Author Michael W. Volk, P.E., is President of Volk & Associates, Inc., Oakland, California (www.volkassociates.com), a consulting company specializing in pumps and pump systems. Volk's services include pump training seminars; pump equipment evaluation, troubleshooting, and field testing; expert witness for pump litigation; witnessing of pump shop tests; pump market research; and acquisition and divestiture consultation and brokerage. A member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and a registered professional engineer, Volk received the B.S. degree (1973) in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and the M.S. degree (1976) in mechanical engineering and the M.S. degree (1980) in management science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
This practical introduction to pumps provides the tools necessary to select, size, operate and maintain pumps properly. It examines the computer software available for system design and pump seletion and contains a 3.5 IBM-compatible demonstration disk that illustrates how software can facilitate the sizing and analysis of piping systems.
Pumping Machinery Theory and Practice comprehensively covers the theoretical foundation and applications of pumping machinery. Key features: Covers characteristics of centrifugal pumps, axial flow pumps and displacement pumps Considers pumping machinery performance and operational-type problems Covers advanced topics in pumping machinery including multiphase flow principles, and two and three-phase flow pumping systems Covers different methods of flow rate control and relevance to machine efficiency and energy consumption Covers different methods of flow rate control and relevance to machine efficiency and energy consumption
This book consists of 113 selected papers presented at the 2015 International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Control Systems (MECS2015), which was held in Wuhan, China during January 23–25, 2015. All accepted papers have been subjected to strict peer review by two to four expert referees, and selected based on originality, ability to test ideas and contribution to knowledge. MECS2015 focuses on eight main areas, namely, Mechanical Engineering, Automation, Computer Networks, Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Electrical Engineering, Material Engineering, and System Design. The conference provided an opportunity for researchers to exchange ideas and application experiences, and to establish business or research relations, finding global partners for future collaborations. The conference program was extremely rich, profound and featured high-impact presentations of selected papers and additional late-breaking contributions. Contents:Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing TechnologiesAutomation and Control EngineeringCommunication Networking and Computing TechnologiesSignal Processing and Image ProcessingPattern Recognition and Artificial IntelligenceMicro Electromechanical Systems Technology and ApplicationMaterial Science and Material EngineeringSystem Design and SimulationSustainable City and Sustainable Development Readership: Researchers and graduate students interested in mechanical engineering and control systems. Key Features:It is one of the leading international conferences for presenting novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Control SystemsThe proceedings put together the most up-to-date, comprehensive and worldwide state-of-the-art knowledge in Mechanical Engineering and Control SystemsMany of the articles are the output of research funded by Chinese research agencies, representing the state-of-the-art technologies in Chinese engineering R&DKeywords:Mechanical Engineering;Automation;Computer Networks;Signal Processing;Pattern Recognitions and Artificial Intelligence;Electrical Engineering;Material Engineering;System Design
Unlike any other text of its kind, Materials Selection and Applications in Mechanical Engineering contains complete and in-depth coverage on materials of use, their principles, processing and handling details; along with illustrative examples and sample projects. It clearly depicts the needed topics and gives adequate coverage with ample examples so that ME students can appreciate the relevance of materials to their discipline. Featuring the basic principles of materials selection for application in various engineering outcomes, the contents of this text follow those of the common first-level introductory course in materials science and engineering. Directed toward mechanical engineering, it introduces the materials commonly used in this branch, along with an exhaustive description of their properties that decide their functional characteristics and selection for use, typical problems encountered during application due to improper processing or handling of materials, non-destructive test procedures used in maintenance to detect and correct problems, and much more. What’s more, numerous examples and project-type analyses to select proper materials for application are provided. With the use of this unique text, teaching a relevant second-level course in materials to ME majors has never been easier! Covers all aspects of engineering materials necessary for their successful utilization in mechanical components and systems. Defines a procedure to evaluate the materials’ performance efficiency in engineering applications and illustrates it with a number of examples. Includes sample project activities, along with a number of assignments for self exercise. Keeps chapters short and targeted toward specific topics for easy assimilation. Contains several unique chapters, including microprocessing, MEMS, problems encountered during use of materials in mechanical components, and NDT procedures used to detect common defects such as cracks, porosity and gas pockets, internal residual stresses, etc. Features commonly used formulae in mechanical system components in an appendix. Several tables containing material properties are included throughout the book.
Electrorheological (ER) fluids and magnetorheological (MR) suspensions show dramatic and reversible rheological changes when the electric or magnetic field is applied. Over the past several years, their performance and reliability have been significantly improved and their potential applications and acceptances have been widened. These fluids may make a tremendous impact on industry and technology.This volume contains a total of 107 papers which are most up to date and which give probably the best information on the state of the art of the ERF/MRS field. It covers the fields of material technology, mechanisms, bridging structure and properties on ER fluids, MR suspensions and ferrofluids, and the fields of their applications, i.e. damping devices, clutches, braking devices, actuators, optical devices, polishing devices and so on.

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