This text is an established bestseller in engineering technology programs, and the Seventh Edition of Applied Strength of Materials continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the mechanics of materials. Focusing on active learning and consistently reinforcing key concepts, the book is designed to aid students in their first course on the strength of materials.
Introducing the theoretical background of the subject, with a strong visual component, the book equips readers with problem-solving techniques. The updated Seventh Edition incorporates new technologies with a strong pedagogical approach. Emphasizing realistic engineering applications for the analysis and design of structural members, mechanical devices, and systems, the book includes such topics as torsional deformation, shearing stresses in beams, pressure vessels, and design properties of materials. A "big picture" overview is included at the beginning of each chapter, and step-by-step problem-solving approaches are used throughout the book.
- Includes "the big picture" introductions that map out chapter coverage and provide a clear context for readers
- Contains everyday examples to provide context for students of all levels
- Offers examples from civil, mechanical, and other branches of engineering technology
- Integrates analysis and design approaches for strength of materials, backed up by real engineering examples
- Examines the latest tools, techniques, and examples in applied engineering mechanics
This book will be of interest to students in the field of engineering technology and materials engineering as an accessible and understandable introduction to a complex field.
Table of Contents
1. Basic Concepts in Strength of Materials
2. Design Properties of Materials
3. Direct Stress, Deformation, and Design
4. Design for Direct Shear, Torsional Shear, and Torsional Deformation
5. Shearing Forces and Bending Moments in Beams
6. Centroids and Moments of Inertia of Areas
7. Stress due to Bending
8. Shearing Stresses in Beams
9. Deflection of Beams
10. Combined Stresses
12. Pressure Vessels
14. Thermal Effects and Elements of More than One Material
Robert L. Mott is professor emeritus of engineering technology at the University of Dayton. He is a member of ASEE, SME, and ASME. He is a Fellow of ASEE and a recipient of the ASEE James H. McGraw Award, Frederick J. Berger Award, and the Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award (From Applied Mechanics Division). He is a recipient of the SME Education Award. He holds the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. His industry experience includes General Motors Corporation, consulting for several companies, and serving as an expert witness on numerous legal cases. He is the author of three textbooks: Applied Fluid Mechanics 7th ed. (co-authored with Joseph A. Untener) and Machine Elements in Mechanical Design 6th ed., published by Pearson/Prentice-Hall; Applied Strength of Materials 6th ed. (co-authored with Joseph A. Untener) with CRC Press.
Joseph A. Untener, P.E. is a professor of engineering technology at the University of Dayton. He is a member of ASEE, SME, and ASME. He holds the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and the Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue University. He has worked on the design and implementation of manufacturing equipment at General Motors, and served as an engineering consultant for many other companies. He teaches courses in Mechanical Engineering Technology at UD. He has co-authored two textbooks with Robert L. Mott: Applied Fluid Mechanics 7th ed. published by Pearson/Prentice-Hall, and Applied Strength of Materials 6th ed. with CRC Press.