Best Reference Books – Mechanics of Machines

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Mechanics of Machines subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Mechanics of Machines along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Mechanics of Machines subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Mechanics of Machines" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “A Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines” by R K Bansal
2. “Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines: Problems and Solutions” by K Subramanya

“Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines: Problems and Solutions” Book Review: The salient features of this book include the comprehensive coverage of Hydraulic Machines. Topics such as Laminar Flow, Fluid Flow Kinematics, Drag and Lift in Immersed Bodies, Pipe Flow Systems, etc have been covered in detail. The book helps in detailed concept review that aids in thorough and quick revision. It has objective questions for competitive examinations as per new pattern. It also provides solutions to numerical objective questions which have been provided on online learning center.

3. “Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines” by S K Som and Gautam Biswas

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“Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines” Book Review: The book is suitable for students of civil engineering, aerospace engineering, biological engineering, and others. It aims to help the students analyse and design various flow systems. It also helps them master fluid mechanics and machines. Introduction, explanation of application and principles has been provided for each chapter. Some of the salient features include coverage of fluid schematics, a thoroughly revised treatment of fundamental equations of conservation, and the complete derivation of the Navier Stokes equation. Expanded coverage for Fluid Kinematics, Boundary Layer, Turbulent Flows, Unsteady and Compressible Flows has been given. Solved examples, exercise problems, etc help in enhanced learning.

4. “Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines” by Rajput R K
5. “Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Including Hydraulics Machines” by Dr P N Nodi and S M Seth

“Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics Including Hydraulics Machines” Book Review: This book is meant for all engineering branches, competitive examinations such as ICS and AMIE. It covers the entire subject matter of Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics and Hydraulic Machines. Standard International Units have been used for the entire book. An appendix containing computer programs to solve problems of uniform and critical flows in open channels has been given. Over 200 multiple choice questions and answers have been provided for practice. Several problems from the latest question papers of the different Universities as well as competitive examinations have been incorporated.

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6. “Fluid Mechanics: Including Hydraulic Machines” by A K Jain

“Fluid Mechanics: Including Hydraulic Machines” Book Review: This book is intended for civil, mechanical, aeronautical, chemical and electrical engineering students. It deals with the various aspects of flow phenomena. It projects a physical picture through description aided with illustrations. The table of contents include Fluid Statics and Kinematics and Dynamics; Navier Stokes Equations of Motion; Laminar, Boundary and Turbulent Flow, etc.Variety of solved, unsolved problems, numericals and objective type questions and answers selected from examination question papers of various Engineering colleges have been provided.

7. “Mechanics of Machines” by V Ramamurti

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“Mechanics of Machines” Book Review: The book focuses on the industrial relevance of the subject matter of Mechanics of Machines. It describes the inefficiency of conventional inaccurate graphical methods used in Kinematics of plane mechanisms, cams and balancing. And instead of that, it proposes a general vector approach for both plane and space mechanisms. It starts off with a definition of Kinematics Pairs and Chains. It discusses the Kinematics of rigid bodies. Then, topics such as Dynamics of Rigid Links and Can Dynamics have been discussed. Some other topics covered include Theory Of Gears, Power Transmission, Flywheel, Balancing, etc.

8. “Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines” by Sukumar Pati

“Textbook of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines” Book Review: The book is suitable for students of civil engineering, aerospace engineering, biological engineering, and others. In the introductory chapters, it states properties of fluids, pressure management, buoyancy and floatation. The discussion then moves on to Kinematics of Fluid Flow and Dynamics of Inviscid and Viscous Flows. It continues by discussing flow through things such as orifices, mouthpieces, notches, weirs, open channels, etc. Towards the end, jet propulsions, hydraulic turbines, centrifugal and reciprocating pump, and miscellaneous hydraulic machines have been investigated. Theoretical explanations and mathematical derivations have been supported with well-labeled and clear figures.

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9. “Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Machines” by Shiv Kumar
10. “Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering: Thermodynamics, Mechanics, Theory of Machines, Strength of Materials and Fluid Dynamics” by G S Sawhney

“Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering: Thermodynamics, Mechanics, Theory of Machines, Strength of Materials and Fluid Dynamics” Book Review: This book is specifically designed for UG students. It explains the fundamentals of mechanical engineering in the area of thermodynamics, mechanics, theory of machines, strength of materials and fluid dynamics. The three laws of thermodynamics have been explained in detail. Some other important topics covered are vapour and thermodynamics cycles, simple machines, force system, friction, analysis of beams, trusses, etc. The book includes a series of objective type questions (True and False, Fill in the Blanks and Multiple Choice Questions) with explanatory answers for thorough practice. It also provides a large number of solved problems from the latest university and competitive examination papers.

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