An introduction to the fundamental concepts of solid materials and their properties
Mechanics of Solids provides an introduction to the behaviour of solid materials and their properties, focusing upon the fundamental concepts and principles of statics and stress analysis. Essential reading for first year undergraduates, the mathematics in this book has been kept as straightforward as possible and worked examples are used to reinforce key concepts. Practical stress and strain scenarios are also covered including stress and torsion, elastic failure, buckling, bending, as well as examples of solids such as thin-walled structures, beams, struts and composites. This new edition includes new chapters on revisionary mathematics, geometrical properties of symmetrical sections, bending stresses in beams, composites, the finite element method, and Ross’s computer programs for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Preface 1. Revisionary mathematics 2.Further revisionary mathematics 3. Statics 4. Stress and strain 5. Geometrical properties of symmetrical sections 6. Bending stresses in beams 7. Beam deflections due to bending 8. Torsion 9. Complex stress and strain 10. Membrane theory for thin-walled circular cylinders and spheres 11. Energy methods 12. Theories of elastic failure 13. Thick cylinders and spheres 14. The buckling of struts 15. Unsymmetrical bending of beams 16. Shear stresses in bending and shear deflections 17. Composites 18. The matrix displacement method 19. The finite element method 20. Experimental strain analysis A list of formulae for Mechanics of Solids Answers to Multiple-choice questions References Index
A summary of “Mechanics of Solids-2nd Edition” by Carl T. F. Ross, John Bird & Andrew P. F. Little.
Professor Carl T. F. Ross, co-author of Mechanics of Solids gives a detailed overview of the eagerly anticipated title, to be published on the 28th January 2016.
“Talking Floating Energy Islands with Professor Carl Ross” – That’s Solent TV Interview
Professor Carl T. F. Ross, co-author of Mechanics of Solids discusses the idea of floating energy islands with Shan Robins of That’s Solent TV.
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