Mechanics of Material (Asia Adaptation) by Ferdinand P. BeerMechanics of Material (Asia Adaptation) by Ferdinand P. Beer

Mechanics of Material (Asia Adaptation)

byFerdinand P. Beer, Jr., E. Russell Johnston, John T. DeWolf

Paperback | June 3, 2009

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This text is designed for the first course in mechanics of materials – or strength of materials – offered to engineering students in the sophomore or junior year. The main objective is to help develop in the engineering student the ability to analyse a given problem in a simple and logical manner and to apply to its solution a few fundamental and well-understood principles. In this text, the study of the mechanics of materials is based on the understanding of a few basic concepts and on the use of simplified models. This approach makes it possible to develop all the necessary formulas in a rational and logical manner and to clearly indicate the conditions under which they can be safely applied to the analysis and design of actual engineering structures and machine components.


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Title:Mechanics of Material (Asia Adaptation)Format:PaperbackDimensions:816 pages, 10.04 × 7.95 × 1.5 inPublished:June 3, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071284222

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction - Concept of Stress
Chapter 2 Stress and Strain - Axial Loading
Chapter 3 Torsion
Chapter 4 Pure Bending
Chapter 5 Analysis and Design of Beams for Bending
Chapter 6 Shearing Stresses in Beams and Thin-Walled Members
Chapter 7 Transformations of Stress and Strain
Chapter 8 Principal Stresses Under a Given Loading
Chapter 9 Deflection of Beams
Chapter 10 Columns
Chapter 11 Energy Methods

Appendix A Moments of Areas
Appendix B Typical Properties of Selected Materials Used in Engineering
Appendix C Properties of Rolled-Steel Shapes
Appendix D Beam Deflections and Slopes
Appendix E Fundamentals of Engineering Examination