This book is the first to bridge the often disparate bodies of knowledge now known as applied mechanics and materials science. Using a very methodological process to introduce mechanics, materials, and design issues in a manner called "total structural design", this book seeks a solution in "total design space" Features include:
- A generalized design template for solving structural design problems.
- Every chapter first introduces mechanics concepts through deformation, equilibrium, and energy considerations. Then the constitutive nature of the chapter topic is presented, followed by a link between mechanics and materials concepts. Details of analysis and materials selection are subsequently discussed.
- A concluding example design problem is provided in most chapters, so that students may get a sense of how mechanics and materials come together in the design of a real structure.
- Exercises are provided that are germane to aerospace, civil, and mechanical engineering applications, and include both deterministic and design-type problems.
- Accompanying website contains a wealth of information complementary to this text, including a set of virtual labs. Separate site areas are available for the instructor and students.
- Combines theories of solid mechanics, materials science and structural design in one coherent text/reference
- Covers physical scales from the atomistic to continuum mechanics
- Offers a generalized structural design template
Students in mechanical, materials, civil, and aerospace engineering.
Preface About the Authors
- Mechanics and Materials
- Total Structural Design
- Design of Axial Structures
- Torsion Structures
- Flexural Structures
- Combined Static Loading
- Slender Compressive Axial Structures
- Materials for the Twenty-First Century Appendixes Review Modules Answers to Selected Problems Index
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- © Academic Press 2005
- 15th March 2005
- Academic Press
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Professor and Head, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, Montana State University
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Missouri, Columbia