Advanced Mechanics of Materials : International Edition
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.
- Paperback | 600 pages
- 186 x 234 x 18mm | 717g
- 15 Jun 1999
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
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.
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.0673981959AB04062001