Strength of Materials and Structures

4th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780340719206
eBook ISBN: 9780080518008
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 27th August 1999
Page Count: 720
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Engineers need to be familiar with the fundamental principles and concepts in materials and structures in order to be able to design structurers to resist failures. For 4 decades, this book has provided engineers with these fundamentals.

Thoroughly updated, the book has been expanded to cover everything on materials and structures that engineering students are likely to need. Starting with basic mechanics, the book goes on to cover modern numerical techniques such as matrix and finite element methods. There is also additional material on composite materials, thick shells, flat plates and the vibrations of complex structures. Illustrated throughout with worked examples, the book also provides numerous problems for students to attempt.

Key Features

New edition introducing modern numerical techniques, such as matrix and finite element methods Covers requirements for an engineering undergraduate course on strength of materials and structures


Undergraduate mechanical, manufacturing and civil engineers.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Tension and compression: direct stress Pin-jointed frames or trusses Shearing stress Joints and connections Analysis of stress and strain Thin shells under internal pressure Bending moments and shearing forces Geometrical properties of cross-sections Longitudinal stresses in beams Shearing stresses in beams Beams of two materials Bending stresses and direct stresses combined Deflections of beams Built-in and continuous beams Plastic bending of mild-steel beams Torsion of circular shafts and thin-walled tubes Energy methods Buckling of columns and beams Lateral deflections of circular plates Torsion of non-circular sections Thick circular cylinders, discs and spheres Introduction to matrix algebra Matrix methods of structural analysis The finite element method Structural vibrations.


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'..this book is well produced with plenty of examples in it.' The Times Higher Education Supplement (Textbook Guide), November 24, 2000