Synopses & Reviews
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS BRIEF EDITION by Gere and Goodno presents thorough and in-depth coverage of the essential topics required for an introductory course in Mechanics of Materials. This user-friendly text gives complete discussions with an emphasis on "need to know" material with a minimization of "nice to know" content. Topics considered beyond the scope of a first course in the subject matter have been eliminated to better tailor the text to the introductory course. Continuing the tradition of hallmark clarity and accuracy found in all 7 full editions of Mechanics of Materials, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics include analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more.
About the Author
James M. Gere (1925-2008) earned his undergraduate and master's degree in Civil Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1949 and 1951, respectively. He worked as an instructor and later as a Research Associate for Rensselaer. He was awarded one of the first NSF Fellowships, and chose to study at Stanford. He received his Ph.D. in 1954 and was offered a faculty position in Civil Engineering, beginning a 34-year career of engaging his students in challenging topics in mechanics, and structural and earthquake engineering. He authored nine texts on various engineering subjects starting in 1972 with Mechanics of Materials. He served as Department Chair and Associate Dean of Engineering and in 1974 co-founded the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford. In 1980, Jim Gere also became the founding head of the Stanford Committee on Earthquake Preparedness. That same year, he was invited as one of the first foreigners to study the earthquake-devastated city of Tangshan, China. Jim retired from Stanford in 1988 but continued to be an active and most valuable member of the Stanford community. Dr. Barry J. Goodno is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the Structural Engineering (SEI) and Engineering Mechanics (EMI) Institutes of ASCE. He is a Past-President of the SEI Board of Governors. He teaches graduate courses at Georgia Institute of Technology in structural dynamics and matrix structural analysis, as well as undergraduate courses at Georgia Tech in statics and dynamics and mechanics of materials. He conducts research and has published extensively in the areas of earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, matrix structural analysis, hybrid control of structures, influence of nonstructural systems on building response, base isolation, vibrations, and finite element analysis. Dr. Goodno received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia.
Table of Contents
1. TENSION, COMPRESSION, AND SHEAR. Introduction to Mechanics of Materials. Normal Stress and Strain. Mechanical Properties of Materials. Elasticity, Plasticity, and Creep. Linear Elasticity, Hooke's Law, and Poisson's Ratio. Shear Stress and Strain. Allowable Stresses and Allowable Loads. Design for Axial Loads and Direct Shear. Chapter Summary and Review. Problems 2. AXIALLY LOADED MEMBERS. Introduction. Changes in Lengths of Axially Loaded Members. Changes in Lengths Under Nonuniform Conditions. Statically Indeterminate Structures. Thermal Effects, Misfits, and Prestrains. Stresses on Inclined Sections. Chapter Summary and Review. Problems. 3. TORSION. Introduction. Torsional Deformations of a Circular Bar. Circular Bars of Linearly Elastic Materials. Nonuniform Torsion. Stresses and Strains in Pure Shear. Relationship Between Moduli of Elasticity E and G. Transmission of Power by Circular Shafts. Statically Indeterminate Torsional Members. Chapter Summary and Review. Problems. 4. SHEAR FORCES AND BENDING MOMENTS. Introduction. Types of Beams, Loads, and Reactions. Shear Forces and Bending , Moments. Relationship Between Loads, Shear Forces, and Bending Moments. Shear-Force and Bending-Moment Diagrams. Chapter Summary and Review. Problems. 5. STRESSES IN BEAMS. Introduction. Pure Bending and Nonuniform Bending. Curvature of a Beam. Longitudinal Strains in Beams. Normal Stresses in Beams (Linearly Elastic Materials). Design of Beams for Bending Stresses. Shear Stresses in Beams of Rectangular Cross Section. Shear Stresses in Beams of Circular Cross Section. Shear Stresses in the Webs of Beams with Flanges. Composite Beams. Chapter Summary and Review. Problems. 6. ANALYSIS OF STRESS AND STRAIN. Introduction. Plane Stress. Principal Stresses and Maximum Shear Stresses. Mohr's Circle for Plane Stress. Hooke's Law for Plane Stress. Triaxial Stress. Chapter Summary and Review. Problems. 7. APPLICATION OF PLANE STRESS (PRESSURE VESSELS AND COMBINED LOADINGS). Introduction. Spherical Pressure Vessels. Cylindrical Pressure Vessels. Combined Loadings. Chapter Summary and Review. Problems. 8. DEFLECTIONS OF BEAMS. Introduction. Differential Equations of the Deflection Curve. Deflections by Integration of the Bending-Moment Equation. Deflections by Integration of the Shear-Force and Load Equations. Method of Superposition. Chapter Summary and Review. Problems. 9. COLUMNS. Introduction. Buckling and Stability. Columns with Pinned Ends. Columns with Other Support Conditions. Chapter Summary and Review. Problems. APPENDIX A: FE EXAM REVIEW PROBLEMS ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS NAME INDEX INDEX ON-LINE CONTENT 10. REVIEW OF CENTROIDS AND MOMENTS OF INERTIA REFERENCES AND HISTORICAL NOTES APPENDIX B: SYSTEMS OF UNITS AND CONVERSION FACTORS APPENDIX C: PROBLEM SOLVING APPENDIX D: MATHEMATICAL FORMULAS APPENDIX E: PROPERTIES OF PLANE AREAS APPENDIX F: PROPERTIES OF STRUCTURAL-STEEL SHAPES APPENDIX G: PROPERTIES OF STRUCTURAL LUMBER APPENDIX H: DEFLECTIONS AND SLOPES OF BEAMS APPENDIX I: PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS