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Practical Stress Analysis in Engineering Design

3rd Edition

By Ronald Huston, Harold Josephs

CRC Press

664 pages | 507 B/W Illus.

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Updated and revised, this book presents the application of engineering design and analysis based on the approach of understanding the physical characteristics of a given problem and then modeling the important aspects of the physical system. This third edition provides coverage of new topics including contact stress analysis, singularity functions, gear stresses, fasteners, shafts, and shaft stresses. It introduces finite element methods as well as boundary element methods and also features worked examples, problems, and a section on the finite difference method and applications. This text is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering.

Table of Contents

Fundamental Relations and Concepts

Forces and Force Systems

Simple Stress and Strain: Simple Shear Stress and Strain

Hooke’s Law and Material Strength

Stress in Two and Three Dimensions

Strain in Two and Three Dimensions

Curvilinear Coordinates

Hooke’s Law in Two and Three Dimensions

Straight and Long Structural Components: Beams, Rods, and Bars

Beams: Bending Stresses (Flexure)

Beams: Displacement from Bending

Beam Analysis Using Singularity Functions

Beam Bending Formulas for Common Configurations

Torsion and Twisting of Rods

Thick Beams: Shear Stress in Beams

Curved Beams

Stability: Buckling of Beams, Rods, Columns, and Panels

Shear Center

Plates, Panels, Flanges, and Brackets

Plates: Bending Theory

Plates: Fundamental Bending Configurations and Applications.

Panels and Annular Plate Closures



Special Plate Problems and Applications

Dynamic Loadings, Fatigue, and Fracture

Dynamic Behavior of Structures: A Conceptual Review

Elements of Seismic Design

Impact Stress Propagation


Fracture Mechanics: Design Considerations

Fracture Control

Piping and Pressure Vessels

Vessels with Internal Pressure

Externally Pressured Cylindrical Vessels and Structures

Buckling of Spherical Shell

Axial and Bending Response

Advanced and Specialized Problems

Special Cylinder Problems

Stress Concentration

Thermal Considerations

Axial Response of Straight and Tapered Bars

Thin Rings and Arches

Links and Eyebars


Irregular Shape Springs

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General