Advanced Mechanics of Materials, 6th Edition
October 2002, ©2003
Building on the success of five previous editions, this new sixth edition continues to present a unified approach to the study of the behavior of structural members and the development of design and failure criteria. The text treats each type of structural member in sufficient detail so that the resulting solutions are directly applicable to real-world problems. New examples for various types of member and a large number of new problems are included. To facilitate the transition from elementary mechanics of materials to advanced topics, a review of the elements of mechanics of materials is presented along with appropriate examples and problems.
Theories of Stress and Strain.
Linear Stress-Strain-Temperature Relations.
Inelastic Material Behavior.
Applications of Energy Methods.
Bending of Straight Beams.
Shear Center for Thin-Wall Beam Cross Sections.
Beams of Elastic Foundations.
The Thick-Wall Cylinder.
Elastic and Inelastic Stability of Columns.
Fatigue: Progressive Fracture.
Creep: Time-Dependent Deformation.
Appendix A: Average Mechanical Properties of Selected Materials.
Appendix B: Second Moment (Moment of Inertia) of a Plane Area.
Appendix C: Properties of Steel Cross Sections.
- Expanded elementary material, including more elementary examples and problems, helps to ease the transition from elements of mechanics of materials to advanced problems.
- New and revised examples and problems throughout the text.
- New section on strain energy of axially loaded springs.
- Revised coverage of deflections of statically indeterminate structures.
- Development of relationships between Lame's Coefficients and modulus of elasticity and Poisson's ratio; explicit presentation of plane stress, plane stain and axially symmetric stress-strain relations.
- New sections and problems on the rotating disk, and low-cycle fatigue.
- New section on the torsion of rectangular cross sections.
- Additional material on the torsion of box beams.
- Thorough and detailed development of theory of stress, theory of strain, and theory of stress-strain relations helps establish the theoretical basis for continued study of mechanics and elasticity.
- Complete treatment of classical topics of advanced mechanics. Topics are thoroughly developed from first principles, enabling students to develop an understanding of the source of the equations and the limitations of their application.