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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

A First Course in Engineering Drawing

ISBN 9789811053573
Publication Date August 2017
Formats Hardcover Ebook 
Publisher Springer

The primary objective of this book is to provide an easy approach to the basic principles of Engineering Drawing, which is one of the core subjects for undergraduate students in all branches of engineering. Further, it offers comprehensive coverage of topics required for a first course in this subject, based on the author’s years of experience in teaching this subject.

Emphasis is placed on the precise and logical presentation of the concepts and principles that are essential to understanding the subject. The methods presented help students to grasp the fundamentals more easily. In addition, the book highlights essential problem-solving strategies and features both solved examples and multiple-choice questions to test their comprehension.

K. Rathnam obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, under Madras University, Chennai in 1968 and his M. Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1972. He has thirty-three years of teaching experience at Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India, where he has offered courses on e.g. Engineering Drawing, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics at the undergraduate level. He has published two papers in the Journal of Sound and Vibration and two papers in Acta Acustica in the areas of acoustic wave propagation in tubes. He is the author of one textbook, Thermodynamics, published in 2013 by Pearson, Chennai/Noida (ISBN 9788131795507). His specialty is Engineering Drawing, an area he has taught in for more than thirty years.

1. Introduction 
 Drawing instruments, Drawing sheets, Dimensioning, Lettering. Lettering  
 and Drawing exercises. 

2. Geometrical constructions 
 Division of a line, Construction of arcs, triangles and polygons. Circumference of circle. Practice problems. 

3. Scales 
Plain, Diagonal and Vernier scales. Practice problems. 

4. Curves used in engineering practice 
Conic curves, Cycloidal curves, Involute and Spiral. Applications. Practice problems. 

5. Orthographic projections 
            Reference planes, First quadrant projections, Third quadrant projections,      
            Orthographic projections from pictorial views, Pictorial views from
      orthographic projections, Missing line corrections in orthographic views  
            and Missing view  additions in orthographic views. Practice problems. 

6. Projections of points 
 Pictorial representation and orthographic projections of points. Practice problems.
7. Projections of lines 
Projections of lines in simple position, Trapezium method, and projections of lines   inclined to both the planes. Application problems. Practice problems. 

8. Projections of plane figures 
Triangle, quadrilateral, circle and polygons. Practice problems. 

9. Projections of solids 
 Classification of solids. Projections of prisms, pyramids, polyhedrons, cylinder,   cone, sphere and combination of solids. Practice problems. 

10. Auxiliary projections 
 Auxiliary planes. Auxiliary projections of points and lines. Change of position method. Auxiliary projections of prisms, pyramids, polyhedrons, cylinder and cone.  Practice problems. 

11. Sections of solids 
Section planes. Sectional projections of prisms, polyhedrons, pyramids, cylinder,   cone and sphere. True shapes of sections. Practice problems. 

12. Intersection of surfaces 
Methods of drawing the lines of intersection of surfaces. Cylinder penetrating cylinder, cylinder penetrating cone, cone penetrating cylinder and prism penetrating prism. Practice problems. 

13. Development of surfaces 
Parallel line method. Radial line method. Developments of prims, pyramids, cone,  polyhedrons and cut solids. Helix and helical spring. Practice problems. 

14. Is
ometric projection 
Principle of isometric projection. Isometric projection and Isometric view. Isometric projections of plane figures, prisms, cylinder, cone, pyramids, cut solids, combination of solids and cubical objects. Practice problems.
15. Perspective projection 
Nomenclature of perspective. Centre of vision method. Perspective of points, parallel lines and polyhedron. Vanishing point method. Perspective of parallel lines, plane figures, solids and cylinder. Practice problems.

16. Objective type questions 


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