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ironman
ironman • Jan 31, 2012

Suggestions for Mechanical Engineering books required

Hi,
Can someone suggest good reference books for the following subjects (Indian and foreign ones included, if available). I went through a few titles of these books, but they didn't seem to explain everything.
The subjects are:
1. Fluid Mechanics
2. Heat and Mass transfer
3. Applied Thermodynamics
Ammar Aziz
Ammar Aziz • Jan 31, 2012
fundamental of thermodynamics by yunus a cengel
and michael a boles
ironman
ironman • Jan 31, 2012
Thanks for the recommendation, Ammar!
ironman
ironman • Jan 31, 2012
Any books with regards to fluid mechanics?
ironman
Any books with regards to fluid mechanics?
Fluid Mechanics by R.K. Bansal.



Try this...😉
ironman
ironman • Feb 4, 2012
Thank you rvsavan68! Does it cover the dynamics part efficiently too?
mechky
mechky • Feb 5, 2012
For Fluid mechanics a very good book to have detailed understanding of the subject is Fluid Mechanics by Cengel & Cimbala. For examination purposes Rk Bansal is appropriate. Another book for examination purpose is Fluid Mechanics by Som & Biswas. It contains problems of higher level than Rk bansal.

For thermodynamics, I never found a good book. 😉 But I have heard that Cengel & Boles is good although I've never read it.
ironman
ironman • Feb 5, 2012
Thank you, mechky. I need it for the purpose of understanding the subject better. I'll check the titles you mentioned.
viky1147
viky1147 • Feb 7, 2012
R.S.Khurmi would do better for u. If u are lucky enough u might download eBook on internet by searching. all the best 👍
viky1147
R.S.Khurmi would do better for u. If u are lucky enough u might download eBook on internet by searching. all the best 👍
Link please..?
viky1147
viky1147 • Feb 8, 2012
rkvasan68
Link please..?
Google it. if i come through my desktop i might help you. Google it you will find it for sure 😀
viky1147
viky1147 • Feb 8, 2012
rkvasan68
Link please..?
Google it. if i come through my desktop i might help you. Google it you will find it for sure 😀
ironman
ironman • Feb 8, 2012
Actually i am planning to buy one of these books. Reading on the computer is getting strenuous.
Thank you viky1147.
ironman
ironman • Feb 8, 2012
rkvasan68, the days of free knowledge are numbered. 👀
And anyway, don't post it here. It's against our forum rules.
viky1147
viky1147 • Feb 8, 2012
ironman
Actually i am planning to buy one of these books. Reading on the computer is getting strenuous.
Thank you viky1147.
i was saying to check and buy
ironman
ironman • Feb 8, 2012
Oh, sorry. I didn't read your intentions right. Thank you.😀
viky1147
viky1147 • Feb 8, 2012
All the best 👍
ashish sharma
ashish sharma • Feb 9, 2012
1. Fluid Mechanics- R.K.Bansal
2. Heat and Mass transfer- D.S.Kumar
3. Applied Thermodynamics- D.s.Kumar
ironman
ironman • Feb 9, 2012
viky1147
All the best 👍
Thanks buddy!
ironman
ironman • Feb 9, 2012
crazy2390
1. Fluid Mechanics- R.K.Bansal
2. Heat and Mass transfer- D.S.Kumar
3. Applied Thermodynamics- D.s.Kumar
Thank you, crazy2390! Though i haven't yet been recommended Kumar. Thanks for mentioning that. I'll check it out!!
ironman
ironman • Feb 19, 2012
Is Jagdish Lal's book "Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics with Computer Applications" good?
ashish sharma
ashish sharma • Feb 20, 2012
ya that might be good.
ironman
ironman • Feb 20, 2012
crazy2390
ya that might be good.
Thanks crazy2390., now i'll start reading one of these.
Applied thermodynamics by GANESHAN better for interview point of view and for exams.all the best.👍
ironman
ironman • Mar 16, 2012
N.SACHIN
Applied thermodynamics by GANESHAN better for interview point of view and for exams.all the best.👍
Thanks mate! And welcome to Crazy Engineers!!
Gurjap
Gurjap • Mar 16, 2012
If you are still interested, do not touch a single book by any Indian author on any of these topics. I've seen em all, the bansals and the ganeshans, and they all suck. Not an overstatement.

For Fluid Mechanics, I always suggest Cengel and Cimbala, since you are a beginner (I assume). You'll probably be offered an India-friendly edition, "adapted" by some Bhattacharaya. Avoid that.

As for heat and mass transfer, you are actually looking for Transfer Phenomena. I suggest a Purdue University book, "Heat and Mass Transfer" by Incropera and Dewitt. Another one is by Lienhard and Lienhard of MIT.

As for Thermodynamics, the topic is simply too vast, and overlaps with every other sub-branch of mechanical engineering. I suggest "Introduction to Thermodynamics with Applications" which seems like it is white paper or a theses. Its full text is available on Scribd. I could not find any author; although you are welcome to try.
prashant2404
prashant2404 • Mar 19, 2012
For Fluid mechanics R. K. Bansal is best.
For thermo R. K. Rajput is good for numerical purpose and Cenjel & Boles is best as per theorotical & conceptual concern
zaveri
zaveri • Mar 23, 2012
R.S khurmi is indeed a good author for thermal engineering. the content provided in it is easy to understand
ironman
ironman • Mar 24, 2012
Gurjap
If you are still interested, do not touch a single book by any Indian author on any of these topics. I've seen em all, the bansals and the ganeshans, and they all suck. Not an overstatement.

For Fluid Mechanics, I always suggest Cengel and Cimbala, since you are a beginner (I assume). You'll probably be offered an India-friendly edition, "adapted" by some Bhattacharaya. Avoid that.

As for heat and mass transfer, you are actually looking for Transfer Phenomena. I suggest a Purdue University book, "Heat and Mass Transfer" by Incropera and Dewitt. Another one is by Lienhard and Lienhard of MIT.

As for Thermodynamics, the topic is simply too vast, and overlaps with every other sub-branch of mechanical engineering. I suggest "Introduction to Thermodynamics with Applications" which seems like it is white paper or a theses. Its full text is available on Scribd. I could not find any author; although you are welcome to try.

Cengel it is! I am not exactly a beginner. (I can't legally call myself that after completing four years of engineering.)
When i studied Fluid Mechanics, i could hardly find one book that suited the way i learnt things. I realised i wasn't the only one facing problem with that. So, I just wanted to amass all the good books on Fluids and Heat transfer into a single list so that it is easier for the actual "beginner".

Thanks for the recommendation.

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