Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Advanced Mechanics of Materials

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Students sometimes think of the different chapters in a solid mechanics text as a sequence of unrelated topics. Advanced Mechanics of Materials unifies these topics by providing a consistent, chapter by chapter treatment of theory that stresses the basic ideas of equilibrium, deformation, and material behavior. The author's approach helps students see the relationship between various classes of problems treated in different chapters. Bickford's development of the finite element method in chapter Two, and its application in several of the later chapters, is a unique and welcome approach in this new text. Numerous clear and easy to follow examples are included to illustrate the application of the theory to practical problems.show more

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  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 186 x 234 x 18mm | 717g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • LONGMAN
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 1st International edition
  • 0130864706
  • 9780130864703

Table of contents

1. Basic Ideas of Solid Mechanics. 2. Variational and Approximate Methods. 3. Torsion. 4. Transverse Loading of Unsymmetrical Beams. 5. Plane-Curve Beams. 6. Thick Walled Cylinders. 7. Plates. 8. Membrane Shells of Revolution.show more

About William B. Bickford

William B. Bickford is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State University. His research interests are in the fields of solid mechanics and vibrations. He is the author of three other textbooks and he has been recognized for his excellence in the classroom with the College of Engineeringis Outstanding Teacher Award. 0673981959AB04062001show more

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