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An Engineering Companion to the Mechanics of Materials

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An Engineering Companion to Mechanics of Materials is the first volume in the Momentum Press collection The Modern Engineering Companions: A Systems Approach to the Study of Engineering. In Mechanics of Materials, we apply the intuitive “systems approach” to learning, the advantages of which are several. The student first gets a broad overview of the entire subject rather than the narrow piecemeal vision afforded by the traditional “component approach” common to most engineering texts. Mechanics of Materials comes with additional features to improve student learning, including Common Confusing Concepts (C3) noted and clarii ed, indication of key concepts, side bar discussions, worked examples, and exercises for developing engineering intuition. The Companions are intended as a supplementary resource to help both undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students better learn and understand engineering concepts.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Abstract
  7. Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Chapter 1 Fundamentals
    1. Learning objectives
    2. Clarifications
    3. Importance
    4. 1.0 Representative Problems
    5. 1.1 Mechanics and materials
    6. 1.2 Loads and Structures
    7. 1.3 Strength and Stiffness
    8. 1.4 Modeling and Analysis
    9. 1.5 Structural Design
    10. 1.6 C3 Clarified
    11. 1.7 Developing Engineering Intuition
    12. 1.8 Resources
  10. Chapter 2 Basic Structures Level I
    1. Learning objectives
    2. Clarifications
    3. Importance
    4. 2.0 Representative Problems
    5. 2.1 Definitions
    6. 2.2 Geometry, Boundary Conditions, and Loads
    7. 2.3 Equilibrium under Simple Loading
    8. 2.4 Uniaxial Material Response
    9. 2.5 Structural Design
    10. 2.6 C3 Clarified
    11. 2.7 Developing Engineering Intuition
  11. Chapter 3 Basic Structures Level II
    1. Learning objectives
    2. Clarifications
    3. Importance
    4. 3.0 Representative Problems
    5. 3.1 Body Loads and Axial Response
    6. 3.2 Equilibrium under General Loading I
    7. 3.3 Flexural Structure Deformation I
    8. 3.4 Material Response in Flexure
    9. 3.5 Flexural Structure Deformation II
    10. 3.6 Structural design
    11. 3.7 C3 Clarified
    12. 3.8Developing Engineering Intuition
  12. Chapter 4 Basic Structures Level III
    1. Learning objectives
    2. Clarifications
    3. Importance
    4. 4.0 Representative Problems
    5. 4.1 General State of Stress and Strain
    6. 4.2 Analysis of Thin-Walled Torsion Structures
    7. 4.3 Three-Dimensional Stress-Strain Relationship
    8. 4.4 Combined Axial, Torsional and Flexural Loading
    9. 4.5 Structural Design under Combined Loading
    10. 4.6 Design III
    11. 4.7 C3 Clarified
  13. Appendices
    1. A1. System of Units
    2. A2. Free Body Diagrams
    3. A3. Centroid and Second Moment of Area
    4. A4. Sign Conventions in Mechanics of Materials
    5. A5. Vectors and Tensors
  14. Index