Now in 4-color format with more illustrations than ever before, the Seventh Edition of Mechanics of Materials continues its tradition as one of the leading texts on the market. With its hallmark clarity and accuracy, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics include analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. The book includes more material than can be taught in a single course giving instructors the opportunity to select the topics they wish to cover while leaving any remaining material as a valuable student reference.
The level of the presentation is perfect. The descriptive material is rigorous, yet explained with outstanding clarity.
I think Professor Gere has an excellent book and today is the standard by which to measure a mechanics of materials book.
A textbook devoted to the branch of applied mathematics that deals with behavior of solid bodies subjected to various types of loading. The main topics covered in the book are the analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, and bending, including such fundamental concepts as stresses and strains, deformations and displacements, elasticity and inelasticity, strain energy, and load-carrying capacity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
James M. Gere (1925-2008) earned his undergraduate and master's degree in Civil Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1949 and 1951, respectively. He worked as an instructor and later as a Research Associate for Rensselaer. He was awarded one of the first NSF Fellowships, and chose to study at Stanford. He received his Ph.D. in 1954 and was offered a faculty position in Civil Engineering, beginning a 34-year career of engaging his students in challenging topics in mechanics, and structural and earthquake engineering. He authored nine texts on various engineering subjects starting in 1972 with Mechanics of Materials. He served as Department Chair and Associate Dean of Engineering and in 1974 co-founded the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford. In 1980, Jim Gere also became the founding head of the Stanford Committee on Earthquake Preparedness. That same year, he was invited as one of the first foreigners to study the earthquake-devastated city of Tangshan, China. Jim retired from Stanford in 1988 but continued to be an active and most valuable member of the Stanford community.
Dr. Barry J. Goodno is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the Structural Engineering (SEI) and Engineering Mechanics (EMI) Institutes of ASCE. He is a Past-President of the SEI Board of Governors. He teaches graduate courses at Georgia Institute of Technology in structural dynamics and matrix structural analysis, as well as undergraduate courses at Georgia Tech in statics and dynamics and mechanics of materials. He conducts research and has published extensively in the areas of earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, matrix structural analysis, hybrid control of structures, influence of nonstructural systems on building response, base isolation, vibrations, and finite element analysis. Dr. Goodno received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia.
1. TENSION, COMPRESSION, AND SHEAR Introduction to Mechanics of Materials Normal Stress and Strain Mechanical Properties of Materials Elasticity, Plasticity, and Creep Linear Elasticity, Hooke's Law, and Poisson's Ratio Shear Stress and Strain. Allowable Stresses and Allowable Loads Design for Axial Loads and Direct Shear 2. AXIALLY LOADED MEMBERS Introduction Changes in Lengths of Axially Loaded Members Changes in Lengths Under Nonuniform Conditions Statically Indeterminate Structures Thermal Effects, Misfits, and Prestrains Stresses on Inclined Sections Strain Energy Impact Loading Repeated Loading and Fatigue Stress Concentrations Nonlinear Behavior Elastoplastic Analysis 3. TORSION Introduction Torsional Deformations of a Circular Bar Circular Bars of Linearly Elastic Materials Nonuniform Torsion Stresses and Strains in Pure Shear Relationship Between Moduli of Elasticity E and G Transmission of Power by Circular Shifts Statically Indeterminate Torsional Members Strain Energy in Torsion and Pure Shear Thin-Walled Tubes Stress Concentrations in Torsion 4. SHEAR FORCES AND BENDING MOMENTS Introduction Types of Beams, Loads, and Reactions Shear Forces and Bending Moments Relationships Between Loads, Shear Forces, and Bending Moments Shear-Force and Bending-Moment Diagrams 5. STRESSES IN BEAMS (BASIC TOPICS) Introduction Pure Bending and Nonuniform Bending Curvature of a Beam Longitudinal Strains in Beams Normal Stresses in Beams (Linearly Elastic Materials) Design of Beams for Bending Stresses Nonprismatic Beams Shear Stresses in Beams of Rectangular Cross Section Shear Stresses in Beams of Circular Cross Section Shear Stresses in the Webs of Beams with Flanges Built-Up Beams and Shear Flow Beams with Axial Loads Stress Concentrations in Bending 6. STRESSES IN BEAMS (ADVANCED TOPICS) Introduction Composite Beams Transformed-Section Method Doubly Symmetric Beams with Inclined Loads Bending of Unsymmetric Beams The Shear-Center Concept Shear Stresses in Beams of Thin-Walled Open Cross Sections Shear Stresses in Wide-Flange Beams Shear Centers of Thin-Walled Open Sections Elastoplastic Bending 7. ANALYSIS OF STRESS AND STRAIN Introduction Plane Stress Principal Stresses and Maximum Shear Stresses Mohr's Circle for Plane Stress Hooke's Law for Plane Stress Triaxial Stress Plane Strain 8. APPLICATIONS OF PLANE STRESS (PRESSURE VESSELS, BEAMS, AND COMBINED LOADINGS) Introduction Spherical Pressure Vessels Cylindrical Pressure Vessels Maximum Stresses in Beams Combined Loadings 9. DEFLECTIONS OF BEAMS Introduction Differential Equations of the Deflection Curve Deflections by Integration of the Bending-Moment Equation Deflections by Integration of the Shear-Force and Load Equations Method of Superposition Moment-Area Method Nonprismatic Beams Strain Energy of Bending Castigliano's Theorem Deflections Produced by Impact Temperature Effects 10. STATICALLY INDETERMINATE BEAMS Introduction Types of Statically Indeterminate Beams Analysis by the Differential Equations of the Deflection Curve Method of Superposition Temperature Effects Longitudinal Displacements at the Ends of a Beam 11. COLUMNS Introduction Buckling and Stability Columns with Pinned Ends Columns with Other Support Conditions Columns with Eccentric Axial Loads The Secant Formula for Columns Elastic and Inelastic Column Behavior Inelastic Buckling Design Formulas for Columns 12. REVIEW OF CENTROIDS AND MOMENTS OF INERTIA Introduction Centroids of Plane Areas Centroids of Composite Areas Moments of Inertia of Plane Areas Parallel-Axis Theorem for Moments of Inertia Polar Moments of Inertia Products of Inertia Rotation of Axes Principal Axes and Principal Moments of Inertia REFERENCES AND HISTORICAL NOTES APPENDICES System of Units and Conversion Factors Problem Solving Mathematical Formulas Properties of Plane Areas Properties of Structural-Steel Shapes Properties of Structural Lumber Deflections and Slopes of Beams Properties of Materials ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS INDEX