1st Edition

Statics and Strength of Materials for Construction, Engineering Technology, and Architecture Theory, Analysis, and Application

By Mohamed Askar, M. Rashad Islam Copyright 2024
    700 Pages 919 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Statics and Strength of Materials for Construction, Engineering Technology, and Architecture: Theory, Analysis, and Application provides students and industry professionals with the necessary statics and strength of materials background for more innovative approaches to particular fields of engineering technology, construction engineering and management, civil engineering, and architectural technology. It presents an introduction to statics, a review of algebra and trigonometry, concepts of vectors, a classification of building structural systems, an overview of advanced topics in statics and strength of materials, and frameworks of real-world application projects.

    This book contains 19 chapters and discusses several topics related to statics and strength of materials, such as coplanar force systems; the equilibrium of particle and rigid bodies; design loads; beam and frame reactions; trusses; arches, cables, and pulleys; space force systems; centroid of areas; moment of inertia; friction; properties of materials; axial deformation; bending and shear stress; torsional stress; combined loading; stress transformation; deflection; and stress in columns.

    Each chapter includes an Instructor’s Solution Manual and Guide with instructional materials and comprehensive explanations of the related practice problems, critical thinking exercises, and application projects.

    1. Introduction  2. Coplanar Force Systems  3. Equilibrium of Particle and Rigid Body  4. Design Load Distribution  5. Principles of Statics of Beam and Frame Reactions  6. Principles of Statics of Truss Reactions and Axial Forces  7. Arches, Cables and Pulleys  8. Space Force Systems  9. Centroids of Area  10. Moment of Inertia of Area  11. Friction  12. Properties of Materials  13. Axial Deformation  14. Bending and Shear Stress in Beams and Frames  15. Torsion  16. Combined Streets  17. Stress Transformation  18. Deflection of Beams  19. Stress in Columns                                           


    Dr. M. Askar is an Associate Professor and program director at Southern Utah University and was previously the Chair of the Construction Engineering Department at the University of Egypt. Askar received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering) from the College of Civil Engineering & Architecture, Brandenburg University of Cottbus, Germany. Askar has more than 30 years of experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, participating and modeling interdisciplinary funded research programs, and advising M.Sc. and Ph.D. students. He has more than 25 years of experience on construction contracting projects in different project types: residential buildings (high-, medium- and low-rise buildings), institutional and commercial, international airports, hotels, environmental theme parks, industrial, military, medical facilities, utilities and infrastructures, highways, bridges, tunnels, and specialized heavy construction. Askar has about 22 years of experience as a Founder and CEO of a group of construction contracting, real estate investment, engineering design, engineering and development consultations, and project management companies located in different countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the USA. He has more than 18 years of experience as a professional training expert in various public and private organizations for construction industry engineers and staff in engineering, management, and strategic topics. Askar has a variety of peer-reviewed publications in international journals, refereed conferences, and some books. He is a member of several Associations and project management codes and general specifications for building construction affiliations in different countries. He has been teaching Statics and Strength of Materials since 1998.

    Dr. M. Rashad Islam is an Associate Professor and undergraduate program coordinator at the Colorado State University Pueblo. He is also a registered Professional Engineer (PE), and an ABET Program Evaluator for Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, and Construction Engineering Technology undergraduate programs. Dr. Islam received a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering (with the grade of ‘distinction’ in the research, and a GPA of 4.0 out of 4.0 in the coursework) from the University of New Mexico, USA. He has a Masters degree jointly from the University of Minho (Portugal) and the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain). Dr. Islam is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is associated with the American General Contractors (AGC). Dr. Islam has more than 100 publications including several reference books, several textbooks, over 60 scholarly journal articles, several technical reports and conference papers.