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Solid Mechanics in Engineering

ISBN: 978-0-471-49300-6
748 pages
November 2001, ©2001
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This book provides a systematic, modern introduction to solid mechanics that is carefully motivated by realistic Engineering applications. Based on 25 years of teaching experience, Raymond Parnes uses a wealth of examples and a rich set of problems to build the reader's understanding of the scientific principles, without requiring 'higher mathematics'.
Highlights of the book include
* The use of modern SI units throughout
* A thorough presentation of the subject stressing basic unifying concepts
* Comprehensive coverage, including topics such as the behaviour of materials on a phenomenological level.
* Over 600 problems, many of which are designed for solving with MATLAB, MAPLE or MATHEMATICA.
Solid Mechanics in Engineering is designed for 2-semester courses in Solid Mechanics or Strength of Materials taken by students in Mechanical, Civil or Aeronautical Engineering and Materials Science and may also be used for a first-year graduate program.
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Preface.

PART A: BASIC CONCEPTS.

1 Introductory Concepts of Solid Mechanics.

2 Internal Forces and Stress.

3 Deformation and Strain.

4 Behaviour of Materials: Constitutive Equations.

5 Summary of Basic Results and Further Idealisations: Solutions using the "Mechanics-of-Materials" Approach.

PART B: APPLICATIONS TO SIMPLE ELEMENTS.

6 Axial Loadings.

7 Torsion of Circular Cylindrical Rods: Coulomb Torsion.

8 Symmetric Bending of Beams -
Basic Relations and Stresses.

9 Symmetric Bending of Beams: Deflections, Fundamental Solutions and Superposition.

10 Thin-Wall Pressure Vessels: Thin Shells Under Pressure.

11 Stability and Instability of Rods under Axial Compression: Beam-Columns and Tie-Rods.

12 Torsion of Elastic Members of Arbitrary Cross-Section: de Saint Venant Torsion.

13 General Bending Theory of Beams.

PART C: ENERGY METHODS AND VIRTUAL WORK.

14 Basic Energy Theorems, Principles of Virtual Work and their Application to Structural Mechanics.

15 Stability of Mechanical Systems by Energy Considerations: Approximate Methods.

Appendix A: Properties of Areas.

Appendix B: Some Mathematical Relations.

Appendix C: The Membrane Equation.

Appendix D: Material Properties.

Appendix E: Table of Structural Properties.

Appendix F: Reactions, Deflections and Slopes of Selected Beams.

Answers to Selected Problems.

Index.
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RAYMOND PARNES is a Professor in the Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures in Tel-Aviv University. A graduate of Columbia University, he has over 25 years experience of teaching the subject in the United States, Europe and Israel and has published extensively in a variety of subjects in Solid Mechanics.
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"...The book is clearly laid out, well illustrated and the quality of reproduction is excellent...highly recommended..." (Materials World, September 2002)
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