Engineering Statics presents the cutting-edge topics in engineering statics, focusing on practical applications knowledge, with numerous real-world examples, practice problems, and case studies throughout. It covers theory concisely and uses plain language and coverage that can be completed in a one-semester course. It also covers the related concepts required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
- Written in plain language, with numerous realistic step-by-step examples.
- Covers topics required to understand and prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
- Includes practical case studies, concise theory and numerous solved practice problems.
Engineering Statics is suitable for undergraduate students in civil and mechanical engineering courses, as well as those in Engineering Technology and Applied courses. This book includes material suitable for first and second-year undergraduate courses, as well as more senior students.
The authors believe that this text will be very helpful for students to succeed in their degree programs and professional careers.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Coplanar Force Systems. Equilibrium of Particle and Rigid Body. Trusses. Arches, Cables and Pulleys. Frame Structures. Axial Force, Shear Force and Bending Moment in Beams. Space Force Systems. Centroids of Area. Moment of Inertia of Area. Friction. Load Tracing. Appendix: Geometric Properties of Common Sections.
Dr. M. Rashad Islam is an Assistant Professor at the Colorado State University Pueblo and a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in civil engineering. Dr. Islam is also an ABET program evaluator of civil engineering, architecture and construction management programs. He has more than 100 publications including text books, reference books, over 60 scholarly journal articles, several major technical reports and conference papers. Dr. Islam’s other major textbooks are Pavement Design – Materials, Analysis and Highways, and Civil Engineering Materials – Introduction and Laboratory Testing.
Dr. M. Abdullah Al Faruque is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety of the College of Engineering Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York.
Dr. Bahar Zoghi is an Assistant Dean and an Associate Professor of Architecture and Construction at the State University of New York at Farmingdale.
Dr. Sylvester A. Kalevela is a Dean and a Professor at the Colorado State University Pueblo. He has a M.S. degree in civil engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University. Dr. Kalevela has taught courses in statics, soil mechanics, structural analysis, reinforced concrete design, hydraulics, highway materials, and computer applications in problem solving. Dr. Kalevela is member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Chi Epsilon (the civil engineering honor society), and the American Society for Engineering Education.