2nd Edition

Essentials of Mechanical Stress Analysis

By Amir Javidinejad Copyright 2023
    265 Pages 220 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Essentials of Mechanical Stress Analysis, updated for the second edition, covers stress analysis from an interdisciplinary perspective. Discussing techniques and theories essential to analysing structures, the book covers both analytical and numerical approaches.

    The second edition adds new topics and updates research to follow current advances in the field. New sections on material properties, composite materials and finite element analysis enable the reader to further establish the fundamental theory behind material behaviour and the causes of stress and strain. Also covering beams, plates, columns and elastic instability, the book discusses fatigue, life cycle, energy methods and MathCAD sample code.

    As a clear and comprehensive guide to stress and structural analysis, this book is relevant to students and scholars in the fields of mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering, as well as materials science.

    1. Basics of Engineering Materials

    2. Stress and Strain Relationship

    3. Stresses due to Various Loading Conditions

    4. Failure Criteria

    5. Beam Analysis Theory

    6. Plate Analysis Theory

    7. Elastic Stability and Buckling

    8. Energy Methods

    9. Fatigue Analysis

    10. Numerical and Finite Element Methods

    11. Composite Analysis Theory

    12. Fasteners and Joint Connections

    13. MathCAD® Stress Analysis Simulations


    Amir Javidinejad received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Georgia Institute of Technology and holds a Certificate in Leadership Mastery from the UCLA-Extension. He has extensive experience in Structural/Solid Mechanics, Finite Element Methods, Machine Design and various other Stress Analysis methods from Aerospace, Military and Commercial Industries, as well as from Academia. His expertise and knowledge include Space Structures Analysis, Micro Sensors Analysis, Rocket Design Analysis, Helicopter Structural Repair Analysis, Airplane Structures Modifications, Aircraft Interior Monument Structures Analysis, Certification and Qualification Testing. He has also been involved in research in the areas of Structural Mechanics of Isotropic, Anisotropic and Composite materials. Dr. Javidinejad is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California, License #38567 and in the State of Texas, License #141561. Dr. Javidinejad is a member of Pi Tau Sigma mechanical engineering honor society, Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Also, Dr. Javidinejad is currently a lead Structural Analysis Engineer at Boeing Company on fulltime basis and part time Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering in the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.