Synopses & Reviews
Ugural provides a comprehensive and methodical presentation of the basic concepts in the analysis of members subjected to axial loads, torsion, bending, and pressure. The material presented strikes a balance between the theory necessary to gain insight into mechanics and numerical solutions, both of which are useful in performing stress analysis in a realistic setting. Readers will also benefit from the visual interpretation of the basic equations and of the means by which the loads are resisted in typical members.
Mechanics of Materials teaches concepts and problem-solving skills with practical applications. The text provides a wide variety of worked examples, case studies, and homework problems to motivate students and help them develop their problem-solving skills. Mechanics of Materials provides a visual, concise, and technically accurate presentation which appeals to today's student.
About the Author
Ansel C. Ugural, Ph.D., is Research Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has held various faculty and administrative positions at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and he taught at the University of Wisconsin. Ugural has considerable industrial experience in both full-time and consulting capacities.
Table of Contents
2. Concepts of Stress.
3. Stress and Strain.
4. Axially Loaded Members.
6. Shear and Moment in Beams.
7. Stresses in Beams.
8. Transformation of Stress and Strain.
9. Combined Loadings and Failure Criteria.
10. Deflections of Beams.
11. Buckling of Columns.
12. Energy Methods and Impact.
13. Finite Element Analysis.
Appendix A: Properties of Areas.