Synopses & Reviews
Developed at MIT, this distinguished introductory text is popular at engineering schools around the world. It also serves as a refresher and reference for professionals. In addition to coverage of customary elementary subjects (tension, torsion, bending, etc.), it features advanced material on engineering methods and applications, plus 350 problems and answers. 1949 edition.
Synopsis
This full, clear treatment of basic material (tension, torsion, bending, etc.) also features advanced material on engineering methods and applications, in addition to 350 problems and answers.
Synopsis
This full, clear treatment of basic material (tension, torsion, bending, etc.) also features advanced material on engineering methods and applications, in addition to 350 problems and answers.
About the Author
J. P. Den Hartog: The Reprint Engineer
J. P. Den Hartog (1901-1989), who taught for most of his career at MIT, was one of the founders of the Dover reprint program in engineering. As the author of several books that Dover reprinted and still has in print, and as an advisor from the 1950s until just a few years before his death in 1989, Professor Den Hartog gave invaluable advice concerning books of lasting interest and importance in his field.
Not many books in engineering have a productive shelf life spanning several decades. Among the exceptions are these four books of Professor Den Hartog, which Dover reprinted and occasionally revised in later printings from 1961 through 1987: Mechanics, 1961, Strength of Materials, 1961, Mechanical Vibrations, 1985, and Advanced Strength of Materials, 1987. Still widely read and cited by authors in these areas, Den Hartog's books are a tribute to his gift for exposition and clarity.
The J. P. Den Hartog Award, established in 1987, is presented in recognition of lifetime contributions to the teaching and practice of vibration engineering.
Table of Contents
PREFACE
CHAPTER 1-TENSION
1. Introduction
2. Hooke's Law
3. Simple and Compound Bars
*4. Trusses
*5. Statistically Indeterminate Truss
CHAPTER II-TORSION
6. Shear Stress
7. Solid Circular Shafts
8. Examples; Hollow Shafts
9. Closely Coiled Helical Springs
CHAPTER III-BENDING
10. Bending Moment Diagrams
11. Pure Bending Stress
12. Shear Stress Distribution
13. Applications
CHAPTER IV-COMPOUND STRESSES
14. Bending and Compression
15. Mohr's Circle
16. "Bending, Shear, and Torsion"
17. Theories of Strength
CHAPTER V-DEFLECTIONS OF BEAMS
18. The Differential Equation of Flexure
19. The Myosotis Method
20. Statistically Indeterminate Beams
*21. The Area-moment Method
22. Variable Cross Sections; Shear Deflection
CHAPTER VI-SPECIAL BEAM PROBLEMS
23. Beams of Two Materials
24. Skew Loads
*25. The Center of Shear
*26. Reinforced Concrete
*27. Plastic Deformations
CHAPTER VII-CYLINDERS AND CURVED BARS
28. Riveted Thin-walled Pressure Vessels
*29. Thick-walled Cyclinders
*30. Thin Curved Bars
*31. Thick Curved Bars
CHAPTER VIII-THE ENERGY METHOD
32. Stored Elastic Energy
33. The Theorem of Castigliano
*34. Statically Indeterminate Systems
*35. Maxwell's Reciprocal Theorem
CHAPTER IX-BUCKLING
36. Euler's Column Theory
*37. Other End Conditions
38. Practical Column Design
CHAPTER X-EXPERIMENTAL ELASTICITY
*39. Photoelasticity
40. Strain Gages
41. Fatigue
*42. Strength Theories; Conclusion
PROBLEMS
ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS
LIST OF FORMULAS
INDEX