History of Strength of Materials

Author: Stephen Timoshenko
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486611876
Release Date: 1953
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Strength of materials is that branch of engineering concerned with the deformation and disruption of solids when forces other than changes in position or equilibrium are acting upon them. The development of our understanding of the strength of materials has enabled engineers to establish the forces which can safely be imposed on structure or components, or to choose materials appropriate to the necessary dimensions of structures and components which have to withstand given loads without suffering effects deleterious to their proper functioning. This excellent historical survey of the strength of materials with many references to the theories of elasticity and structures is based on an extensive series of lectures delivered by the author at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Timoshenko explores the early roots of the discipline from the great monuments and pyramids of ancient Egypt through the temples, roads, and fortifications of ancient Greece and Rome. The author fixes the formal beginning of the modern science of the strength of materials with the publications of Galileo's book, "Two Sciences," and traces the rise and development as well as industrial and commercial applications of the fledgling science from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Timoshenko fleshes out the bare bones of mathematical theory with lucid demonstrations of important equations and brief biographies of highly influential mathematicians, including: Euler, Lagrange, Navier, Thomas Young, Saint-Venant, Franz Neumann, Maxwell, Kelvin, Rayleigh, Klein, Prandtl, and many others. These theories, equations, and biographies are further enhanced by clear discussions of the development of engineering and engineering education in Italy, France, Germany, England, and elsewhere. 245 figures.

Strength of Materials and Structures

Author: John Case
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483183275
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Strength of Materials and Structures: An Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids and Structures provides an introduction to the application of basic ideas in solid and structural mechanics to engineering problems. This book begins with a simple discussion of stresses and strains in materials, structural components, and forms they take in tension, compression, and shear. The general properties of stress and strain and its application to a wide range of problems are also described, including shells, beams, and shafts. This text likewise considers an introduction to the important principle of virtual work and its two special forms—leading to strain energy and complementary energy. The last chapters are devoted to buckling, vibrations, and impact stresses. This publication is a good reference for engineering undergraduates who are in their first or second years.

Mechanics and Strength of Materials

Author: Vitor Dias da Silva
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540308133
Release Date: 2006-01-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Gives a clear and thorough presentation of the fundamental principles of mechanics and strength of materials. Provides both the theory and applications of mechanics of materials on an intermediate theoretical level. Useful as a reference tool by postgraduates and researchers in the fields of solid mechanics as well as practicing engineers.

Advanced Strength of Materials

Author: J. P. Den Hartog
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486654079
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Four decades ago, J.P. Den Hartog, then Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wrote Strength of Materials, an elementary text that still enjoys great popularity in engineering schools throughout the world. Widely used as a classroom resource, it has also become a favorite reference and refresher on the subject among engineers everywhere. This is the first paperback edition of an equally successful text by this highly respected engineer and author. Advanced Strength of Materials takes this important subject into areas of greater difficulty, masterfully bridging its elementary aspects and its most formidable advanced reaches. The book reflects Den Hartog's impressive talent for making lively, discursive and often witty presentations of his subject, and his unique ability to combine the scholarly insight of a distinguished scientist with the practical, problem-solving orientation of an experienced industrial engineer. The concepts here explored in depth include torsion, rotating disks, membrane stresses in shells, bending of flat plates, beams on elastic foundation, the two-dimensional theory of elasticity, the energy method and buckling. The presentation is aimed at the student who has a one-semester course in elementary strength of materials. The book includes an especially thorough and valuable section of problems and answers which give both students and professionals practice in techniques and clear illustrations of applications.


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788120346727
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental concepts and all the key topics of interest in Strength of Materials with an emphasis on solving practical problems, from the first principles, related to the design of structural members, mechanical devices and systems in several fields of engineering. The book is organized to present a thorough treatment of stress analysis first. This treatment of basic principles is followed by appropriate application of analysis techniques and design approaches to trusses and cables, torsion in circular shaft, deflection of beams, buckling of straight columns and struts, and analysis of thick- and thin-walled cylinders under internal and external pressure. The book features clear explanations, a wealth of excellent worked-out examples of practical applications, and challenging problems. The book is intended for the undergraduate students of civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, aeronautical, and production and industrial engineering. Key Features Provides a large number of worked-out examples to help students comprehend the concepts with ease. Gives chapter-end review questions to test students’ understanding of the subject. Includes chapter-end numerical problems to enhance the problem-solving ability of students. Many of the problems depict realistic situations encountered in engineering practice. Incorporates objective type questions to help students assess their overall mastery of the subject.

Strength of Materials

Author: Negi
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0070634599
Release Date: 2008-07-07
Genre: Strength of materials

Based on the problems and solutions approach, this book on strength of Materials presents the fundamentals and concepts in a simple manner with step-by-step solution of varied examples. The large number of practice problems will facilitate honing of the problem solving skills.

Configurational Mechanics of Materials

Author: Reinhold Kienzler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3211833382
Release Date: 2001-07-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

These lecture notes cover numerous elements of configurational mechanics, including mathematical foundations, linear and nonlinear elasticity and continuum mechanics, coupled fields, fracture mechanics, as well as strength of materials.

Strength of Materials

Author: Surya Patnaik
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080469935
Release Date: 2003-11-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Strength of Materials provides a comprehensive overview of the latest theory of strength of materials. The unified theory presented in this book is developed around three concepts: Hooke's Law, Equilibrium Equations, and Compatibility conditions. The first two of these methods have been fully understood, but clearly are indirect methods with limitations. Through research, the authors have come to understand compatibility conditions, which, until now, had remained in an immature state of development. This method, the Integrated Force Method (IFM) couples equilibrium and compatibility conditions to determine forces directly. The combination of these methods allows engineering students from a variety of disciplines to comprehend and compare the attributes of each. The concept that IFM strength of materials theory is problem independent, and can be easily generalized for solving difficult problems in linear, nonlinear, and dynamic regimes is focused upon. Discussion of the theory is limited to simple linear analysis problems suitable for an undergraduate course in strength of materials. Provides a novel approach integrating two popular indirect solution methods with newly researched, more direct conditions Completes the previously partial theory of strength of materials A new frontier in solid mechanics

Strength of Materials 4th Edition

Author: S.S. Bhavikatti
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
ISBN: 9789325971578
Release Date:
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A comprehensive coverage, student-friendly approach and the all-steps-explained style. This has made it the best-selling book among all the books on the subject. The author's zeal of presenting the text in line with the syllabuses has resulted in the edition at hand, which continues its run with all its salient features as earlier. Thus, it takes care of all the syllabuses on the subject and fully satisfies the needs of engineering students. KEY FEATURES • Use of SI units • Summary of important concepts and formulae at the end of every chapter • A large number of solved problems presented systematically • A large number of exercise problems to test the students’ ability • Simple and clear explanation of concepts and the underlying theory in each chapter • Generous use of diagrams (more than 550) for better understanding NEW IN THE FOURTH EDITION ♦ Overhaul of the text to match the changes in various syllabuses ♦ Additional topics and chapters for the benefit of mechanical engineers, like • Stresses and strains in two- and three-dimensional systems, and Hooke's law • Euler's buckling load and secant formula • Deflection of determinate beams using moment area and conjugate beam methods • Deflection of beams and rigid frames by energy methods ♦ Redrawing of some diagrams

Strength of Materials

Author: U. C. Jindal
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9789332501232
Release Date:

Strength of Materials deals with the study of the effect of forces and moments on the deformation of a body. This book follows a simple approach along with numerous solved and unsolved problems to explain the basics followed by advanced concepts such as three dimensional stresses, the theory of simple bending, theories of failure, mechanical properties, material testing and engineering materials.