Mechanics of Engineering Materials

Mechanics of Engineering Materials


By (author) P.P. Benham, By (author) R. J. Crawford, By (author) C.G. Armstrong

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  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 644 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 242mm x 34mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0582251648
  • ISBN 13: 9780582251649
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: index
  • Sales rank: 125,314

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Mechanics of Engineering Materials is well-established as the definitive textbook on the mechanics and strength of materials for students of engineering principles throughout their degree course. Assuming little or no prior knowledge, the theory of the subject is developed from first principles and all topics of stress and strain analysis are covered right up to final year level. Mechanical properties such as tensile behaviour, fatigue, creep, fracture and impact are discussed and more advanced material is also included, particularly on finite element analysis, fracture mechanics and composite materials. This second edition has been brought fully up-to-date in line with today's courses. Incorporating new, two-colour illustrations throughout, the book reinforces student comprehension of the theory through numerous new worked examples and end-of-chapter problems involving real engineering situations. An important new feature of this edition is the use and illustration of computer spreadsheets throughout as a powerful problem-solving tool. Mechanics of Engineering Materials is an indispensible course text for undergraduate students of mechanical engineering, engineering science and civil engineering. It will also be a valuable reference for those studying BTEC and GNVQ courses.

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C.G. Armstrong is Reader in Mechanical Engineering at the Queen's University of Belfast.

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A comprehensive textbook on the mechanics and strength of materials for students of engineering throughout their undergraduate career. Assuming little or no prior knowledge, all of the topics of stress and strain analysis are covered. Mechanical properties such as tensile behavior, fatigue, creep, fracture, and impact are discussed, including the introduction of such advanced topics as finite element analysis, fracture mechanics, and composite materials. Computers and spreadsheets are used throughout to show their power as problem-solving tools.

Table of contents

Preface to second edition. Preface to first edition. Notation. 1. Statically Determinate Force Systems. 2. Statically Determinate Stress Systems. 3. Stress-Strain Relations. 4. Statically Indeterminate Stress Systems. 5. Torsion. 6. Bending Stress. 7. Bending: Slope and Deflection. 8. Statically Indeterminate Beams. 9. Energy Methods. 10. Buckling Instability. 11. Stress and Strain Transformations. 12. Yield Criteria and Stress Concentration. 13. Variation of Stress and Strain. 14. Application of the Equilibrium and Strain-Displacement. 15. Elementary Plasticity. 16. Thin Plates and Shells. 17. Finite Element Method. 18. Tension, Compression, Torsion and Hardness. 19. Fracture Mechanics. 20. Fatigue. 21. Creep and Viscoelasticity.