Mechanics of Materials

Mechanics of Materials

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Mechanics of materials synthesizes the empirical relationships of materials into the logical and deduced framework of mechanics to produce formulas for use in the design of structures and other solid bodies. The field has seen incredible growth in the last twenty-five years. A few years ago, today's routine industry techniques and practices were merely research topics; studies that applied only to civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering now apply to such common place things as electronic packaging, medical implants, geological movements, and wood products that meet specific strength requirements. It is into this rapidly changing world, that Madhukar Vable's book Introduction to Mechanics of Materials takes its place as a standard text in mandatory courses for civil engineering majors and most mechanical and aerospace engineering majors. Vable's distinct pedagogical theory translates into exceptional features within the book that enhance the reader's participation in learning.
It assumes a complimentary connection between intuition, experimental observation, and mathematical generalization: intuitive development and understanding need not be at odds with mathematical logic, rigor, and generalization allowing the text to emphasize general educational values without distracting the reader from the main point of the text. Introduction to Mechanics of Materials promises to provide the skills and principles that will help students organize and make sense of the flood of information emerging in modern engineering.
Pedagogical Features BL Overview: Each chapter begins with an Overview that describes the motivation for studying the chapter and the major learning objective in the chapter BL Points and Formulas to Remember: Each chapter ends with a one-page synopsis of non-optional topics BL Plan and Comments: Every example starts with a Plan for solving the problem and ends with Comments that connect the example with previous and future concepts in the text BL Quick-tests: Quick-tests diagnose students' understanding of text material BL Consolidate Your Knowledge: These boxes follow major topics and prompt students to write a synopsis of or derive a formula for material just covered, encouraging development of personal reasoning skills BL General Information: These sections connect historical development and advanced topics to material in each chapter BL "Stretch Yourself": Problems labeled "Stretch Yourself" contain reference material that may be helpful in the future BL Closure: Every chapter closes with links to topics in subsequent chapters BL Formula Sheet: These sheets are found inside the back cover of the book for easy reference.
They list equations of non-optional topics but include no explanations of variables and equations so they can be used during exams
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Product details

  • Hardback | 800 pages
  • 203.2 x 233.7 x 38.1mm | 1,496.87g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones; tables and figures
  • 0195133374
  • 9780195133370

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1. STRESS; 1.1 Stress on a Surface; 1.2 Stress at a Point; CHAPTER 2. STRAINS; 2.1 Displacement and Deformation; 2.2 Lagrangian and Eulerian Strain; 2.3 Average Strain; 2.4 Small Strain Approximation; 2.5 Strain Components; 2.6 Strain at a Point; CHAPTER 3. MECHANICAL MATERIAL PROPERTIES; 3.1 Material Characterization; 3.2 Isotropy and Homogeneity; 3.3 Generalized Hooke's Law for Isotropic Materials; 3.4 Plane Stress and Plane Strain; 3.5 Failure and Factor of Safety; 3.6 Stress Concentration; 3.7 Saint-Venant's Principle; 3.8 Effect of Temperature; 3.9 Fatigue; 3.10 Non-Linear Material Models; CHAPTER 4. AXIAL MEMBERS; 4.1 Theory; 4.2 Composite Bars; 4.3 Structural Analysis; 4.4 Initial Stress or Strain; 4.5 Temperature Effects; 4.6 Elastic-Perfectly Plastic Axial Members; 4.7 Stress Approximation; 4.8 Thin Walled Pressure Vessels; CHAPTER 5. TORSION OF SHAFTS; 5.1 Prelude to Theory; 5.2 Theory; 5.3 Statically Indeterminate Shafts; 5.4 Composite Shafts; 5.5 Elastic-Perfectly Plastic Circular Shafts; 5.6 Torsion of Thin Walled Tubes; CHAPTER 6. SYMMETRIC BENDING OF BEAMS; 6.1 Prelude to Theory; 6.2 Theory; 6.3 Shear and Moment by Equilibrium; 6.4 Shear and Moment Diagrams; 6.5 Beam Design Issues; 6.6 Shear Stress in Think Symmetric Beams; 6.7 Composite Beams; 6.8 Elastic-Perfectly Plastic Beams; CHAPTER 7. DEFLECTION OF SYMMETRIC BEAMS; 7.1 Second Order Boundary Value Problem; 7.2 Fourth Order Boundary Value Problem; 7.3 Superposition; 7.4 Deflection by Discontinuity Functions; 7.5 Area-Moment Method; CHAPTER 8. STRESS TRANSFORMATION; 8.1 Prelude to Theory: The Wedge Method; 8.2 Stress Transformation by Method of Equations; 8.3 Stress Transformation by Mohr's Circle; CHAPTER 9. STRAIN TRANSFORMATION; 9.1 Prelude to Theory; 9.2 Method of Equations; 9.3 Mohr's Circle; 9.4 Generalized Hooke's Law in Principal Coordinates; 9.5 Strain Gages; CHAPTER 10. DESIGN AND FAILURE; 10.1 Combined Loadings; 10.2 Analysis and Design of Structures; 10.3 Stress Intensity Factor; 10.4 Failture Theories; CHAPTER 11. STABILITY OF COLUMNS; 11.1 Buckling Phenomena; 11.2 Euler Buckling; 11.3 Imperfect Columns; APPENDIX A. STATICS REVIEW; A.1 Types of Forces and Moments; A.2 Free Body Diagrams; A.3 Trusses; A.4 Centroids; A.5 Area Moemnt of Inertias; A.6 Statically Equivalent Load Systems; APPENDIX B. ALGORITHIMS FOR NUMERICAL METHODS; B.1 Numerical Integration; B.2 Root of a Function; B.3 Determining Coefficients of a Polynomial; B.4 Numerical Integration; APPENDIX C. CHARTS OF STRESS CONCENTRATION FACTORS; C.1 Finite Plate with a Central Hole; C.2 Stepped Axial Circular Bars with Shoulder Fillet; C.3 Stepped Circular Shafts with Shoulder Fillet in Torsion; C.4 Stepped Circular Beam with Shoulder Fillet in Bending; APPENDIX D. PROPERTIES OF SELECTED MATERIALS; Table D.1 Material Properties in U.S. Customary Units; Table D.2 Material Properties in Metric Units; APPENDIX E. GEOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF STRUCTURAL STEEL MEMBERS; Table E.1 Wide Flange Sections (FPS Units); Table E.2 Wide Flange Sections (Metric Units); Table E.3 S Shapes (FPS Units); Table E.4 S Shapes (Metric Units); APPENDIX F. SOLUTIONS TO STATIC REVIEW EXAMS; APPENDIX G. ANSWERS TO QUICK TESTS; APPENDIX H. ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS; Each chapter begins with an Overview and ends with General Information and a Closure
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