Analele Universităţii "Dunărea de Jos" din Galaţi. Fascicula XIV, Inginerie mecanică = Annals of “Dunarea de Jos“ University of Galati. Fascicle XIV, Mechanical Engineering (ISSN print 1224-5615) is an international open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without any charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author, under the provisions of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International - CC BY-NC 4.0 license. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.