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Mechanics of Materials

  • Anthony Bedford
  • Kenneth M. Liechti
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 1-35
  3. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 37-98
  4. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 99-209
  5. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 211-299
  6. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 301-360
  7. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 361-503
  8. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 505-610
  9. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 611-670
  10. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 671-728
  11. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 729-781
  12. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
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  13. Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
    Pages 823-893
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 895-1019

About this book

Introduction

This revised and updated second edition is designed for the first course in mechanics of materials in mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics, and general engineering curricula. It provides a review of statics, covering the topics needed to begin the study of mechanics of materials including free-body diagrams, equilibrium, trusses, frames, centroids, and distributed loads. It presents the foundations and applications of mechanics of materials with emphasis on visual analysis, using sequences of figures to explain concepts and giving detailed explanations of the proper use of free-body diagrams. The Cauchy tetrahedron argument is included, which allows determination of the normal and shear stresses on an arbitrary plane for a general state of stress. An optional chapter discusses failure and modern fracture theory, including stress intensity factors and crack growth. Thoroughly classroom tested and enhanced by student and instructor feedback, the book adopts a uniform and systematic approach to problem solving through its strategy, solution, and discussion format in examples. Motivating applications from the various engineering fields, as well as end of chapter problems, are presented throughout the book.

  • Continues emphasis on design including dedicated sections in the chapters on axially-loaded bars, torsion, and stresses in beams, and adds new sections on shear stresses in built-up beams, the moment-area method, and the application of singularity functions;
  • Reinforces concepts with problems following each section and over 1000 figures and tables;
  • Promotes students’ understanding the concept of isotropy in a revised section on stress-strain relations;
  • Emphasizes the importance of visual analysis, particularly through the correct use of free-body diagrams.

Keywords

mechanics of materials textbook mechanics of materials strength of materials solid mechanics statics review deformable media elasticity statics problems plasticity stress strain

Authors and affiliations

  • Anthony Bedford
    • 1
  • Kenneth M. Liechti
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.University of TexasAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22082-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22081-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22082-2
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