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From the reviews of the second edition:“Presented as a textbook for a second course in the general area of solid mechanics in the mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering curricula. … Some unique features are the inclusion of chapters on axisymmetric membrane and bending behavior of shells and approximate techniques in energy methods … . Overall, an excellent presentation of selected topics in mechanics with numerous exercises (over 400) and 80-plus worked-out examples to illustrate concepts/applications. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Academic libraries, upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and practicing engineers.” (R. Kolar, Choice, Vol. 48 (11), August, 2011)
“This textbook covers a course in strength of materials, containing also analytical and numerical methods used in the industrial mechanical design. … The book is completed by an appendix on finite element method, widely applied in structural mechanics. The work may be useful to civil and mechanical engineers.” (Olivian Simionescu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1218, 2011)
Overview
This book covers the essential topics for a second-level course in strength of materials or mechanics of materials, with an emphasis on techniques that are useful for mechanical design. Design typically involves an initial conceptual stage during which many options are considered. At this stage, quick approximate analytical methods are crucial in determining which of the initial proposals are feasible. The ideal would be to get within 30% with a few lines of calculation. The designer also needs to develop ...