Engineering Mechanics: Statics

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

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For core introductory statics courses found in mechanical, civil, aeronautical, or engineering mechanics departments.This text presents the foundations and applications of statics by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics--especially through the use of free body diagrams. It also promotes a problem-solving approach to solving examples through its strategy, solution, and discussion format in examples. The authors further include design and computational examples that help instructors integrate these ABET 2000 more

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 190.5 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,315.41g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130324728
  • 9780130324726

Table of contents

1. Introduction. Engineering and Mechanics. Learning Mechanics. Fundamental Concepts. Units. Newtonian Gravitation. 2. Vectors. Scalars and Vectors. Rules for Manipulating Vectors. Components in Two Dimensions. Components in Three Dimensions. Dot Products. Cross Products. Mixed Triple Products. 3. Forces. Types of Forces. Equilibrium and Free-Body Diagrams. Two-Dimensional Force Systems. Three-Dimensional Force Systems. 4. Systems of Forces and Moments. Two-Dimensional Description of the Moment. The Moment Vector. Moment of a Force about a Line. Couples. Equivalent Systems. Representing Systems by Equivalent Systems. 5. Objects in Equilibrium. The Equilibrium Equations. Two-Dimensional Applications. Statically Indeterminate Objects. Three-Dimensional Applications. Two-Force and Three-Force Members. 6. Structures In Equilibrium. Trusses. The Method of Joints. The Method of Sections. Space Trusses. Frames and Machines. 7. Centroids and Centers of Mass. Centroids of Areas. Centroids of Composite Areas. Distributed Loads. Centroids of Volumes and Lines. The Pappus-Guldinus Theorems. Definition of the Center of Mass. Centers of Mass of Objects. Centers of Mass of Composite Objects. 8. Moments of Inertia. Definitions. Parallel-Axis Theorems. Rotated and Principal Axes. Simple Objects. Parallel-Axis Theorem. 9. Friction. Theory of Dry Friction. Applications. 10. Internal Forces and Moments. Axial Force, Shear Force, and Bending Moment. Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams. Relations between Distributed Load, Shear Force, and Bending Moment. Loads Distributed Uniformly Along Straight Lines. Loads Distributed Uniformly Along Cables. Discrete Loads. Pressure and the Center of Pressure. Pressure in a Stationary Liquid. 11. Virtual Work and Potential Energy. Virtual Work. Potential Energy. Appendix A: Review of Mathematics. Algebra. Trigonometry. Derivatives. Integrals. Taylor Series. Vector Analysis. Appendix B: Properties of Area and Lines. Areas. Lines. Appendix C: Properties of Volumes and Homogeneous Objects. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems. more

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Anthony Bedford is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. degree at the University of Texas at Austin, his M.S. degree at the California Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. degree at Rice University in 1967. He has industrial experience at Douglas Aircraft Company and at TRW, where he did structural dynamics and trajectory analyses for the Apollo program. He has been on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin since 1968. Dr. Bedford's main professional activity has been education and research in engineering mechanics. He has been principal investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research, and from 1973 until 1983 was a consultant to Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico. His other books include Hamilton's Principle in Continuum Mechanics, Introduction to Elastic Wave Propagation (with D.S. Drumheller), and Mechanics of Materials (with K.M. Liechti). Wallace T. Fowler holds the Paul D. and Betty Robertson Meek Professorship in Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Fowler received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Texas at Austin, and has been on the faculty there since 1965. During Fall 1976, he was on the staff of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, and in 1981-1982 he was a visiting professor at the United States Air Force Academy. Since 1991 he has been Associate Director of the Texas Space Grant Consortium. Dr. Fowler's areas of teaching and research are dynamics, orbital mechanics, and spacecraft mission design. He is author or coauthor of technical papers on trajectory optimization, attitude dynamics, and space mission planning and has also published papers on the theory and practice of engineering teaching. He has received numerous teaching awards including the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award, the General Dynamics Teaching Excellence Award, the Halfiburton Education Foundation Award of Excellence, the ASEE Fred Merryfield Design Award, and the AIAA-ASEE Distinguished Aerospace Educator Award. He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a licensed professional engineer, a member of several technical societies, and a Fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Society for Engineering Education. In 2000-2001, he served as president of the American Society for Engineering more

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