Mechanics and Strength of Materials focuses on the methodologies used in studying the strength of materials. The text first discusses kinematics, and then describes the motion of a single particle; description of the motion of a rigid body; plane motion of a rigid body; and examples of the determination of velocities and accelerations in the motion of plane mechanism. The book explains the dynamics of a particle and statics, including the center of mass and gravity of a particle system; law of variation of angular momentum; analytical and graphical methods in the statics of plane systems; and spatial system of forces. The text also discusses the statics of elastic systems, and then describes the strength calculations of beams; problems of simple beam-bending; geometric moments of inertia; buckling problems of axially compressed rods; and simultaneous bending and torsion of rods with circular cross-section. The book focuses on the dynamics of rigid bodies, dynamics in relative motion, and fundamentals of analytical mechanics. The text further looks at vibrations of systems with one degree and many degrees of freedom. The book is a good source of data for readers interested in studying the strength of materials.
Author: Carl W. Hall
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This book lists the work and contributions of thousands of people from many countries, representing numerous fields of endeavor, over many centuries. This work contains the necrologies (names, dates, and a brief biography) up to the year 2000 of people involved in engineering and invention literature. This book is a must for reference collections and those in the media who cover the field of engineering advancement.
Author: Milton G. Bassin
Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Post Secondary
Release Date: 1988-01
This popular text provides the information students need for a non-calculus course in statics and strength of materials. Although U.S. Custromary units are still employed throughout, the text starts students thinking in metric terms by introducing SI metric units in illustrative examples and in student problems. Changes in relevant codes are incorporated to make students aware of current design procedures.
Author: Jacques Heyman
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 1997-12-18
Coulomb read his Essai on ‘some statical problems’ to the French Academy in 1773. It is a document of great importance in the history of engineering since it laid the foundations of the modern science of soil mechanics and also discussed three other major problems of eighteenth-century civil engineering: the bending of beams, the fracture of columns and the calculation of abutment thrusts developed by masonry arches. Professor Heyman's book makes the Essai accessible to a wide range of engineers and historians of technology. It is here reproduced in full with an annotated English translation, a chapter elucidating Coulomb's references and with full discussion of the technical problems it treats. It concludes with some brief historical notes on Coulomb's life and technical education in eighteenth-century France. Contents:The ESSAICoulomb's ReferencesThe Strength and Stiffness of BeamsCoulomb's EquationThe Thrust of SoilThe Thrust of ArchesSome Historical Notes Readership: Engineers and researchers in the history of science and engineering. Keywords:History of Science;Structural Theory;Geotechnical Engineering;Plasticity Theory;Masonry;Buckling;Arches
This algebra-based text is designed specifically for Engineering Technology students, using both SI and US Customary units. All example problems are fully worked out with unit conversions. Unlike most textbooks, this one is updated each semester using student comments, with an average of 80 changes per edition.
Author: Thomas H. Courtney
Publisher: Waveland Press
Release Date: 2005-12-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This outstanding text offers a comprehensive treatment of the principles of the mechanical behavior of materials. Appropriate for senior and graduate courses, it is distinguished by its focus on the relationship between macroscopic properties, material microstructure, and fundamental concepts of bonding and crystal structure. The current, second edition retains the original editions extensive coverage of nonmetallics while increasing coverage of ceramics, composites, and polymers that have emerged as structural materials in their own right and are now competitive with metals in many applications. It contains new case studies, includes solved example problems, and incorporates real-life examples. Because of the books extraordinary breadth and depth, adequate coverage of all of the material requires two full semesters of a typical three-credit course. Since most curricula do not have the luxury of allocating this amount of time to mechanical behavior of materials, the text has been designed so that material can be culled or deleted with ease. Instructors can select topics they wish to emphasize and are able to proceed at any level they consider appropriate.