Summary: Appropriate for all courses covering strength and elasticity in the context of aeronautical, civil, or mechanical engineering disciplines.
Systematic, comprehensive, and practical, this classic exploration of real-world stress analysis has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest methods and issues. It provides carefully balanced coverage of material mechanics, theory of elasticity methods, and computer-oriented numerical methods, all supported with a ...show more broad range of fully worked illustrative examples, many taken directly from actual engineering practice. Coverage includes: strain and stress-strain relationships; two-dimensional problems in elasticity; material failure criteria; bending of beams; torsion of prismatic bars; axisymmetrically loaded members; beams on elastic foundations; energy methods; elastic stability; plastic behavior of materials; plates and shells; and more. Additions to the Fourth Edition include enhanced coverage of failure criteria; fracture mechanics; compound cylinders; numerical methods; energy and variational methods; buckling of stepped columns; and common shell types. The book also provides an extensive set of sample problems, as well as tables covering software for principle stresses and area properties; beam deflection, material properties, and conversion factors.