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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Strength of Materials: A New Unified Theory




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Strength of Materials provides a comprehensive overview of the latest theory of strength of materials. The unified theory presented in this book is developed around three concepts: Hooke's Law, Equilibrium Equations, and Compatibility conditions. The first two of these methods have been fully understood, but clearly are indirect methods with limitations. Through research, the authors have come to understand compatibility conditions, which, until now, had remained in an immature state of development. This method, the Integrated Force Method (IFM) couples equilibrium and compatibility conditions to determine forces directly.

The combination of these methods allows engineering students from a variety of disciplines to comprehend and compare the attributes of each. The concept that IFM strength of materials theory is problem independent, and can be easily generalized for solving difficult problems in linear, nonlinear, and dynamic regimes is focused upon. Discussion of the theory is limited to simple linear analysis problems suitable for an undergraduate course in strength of materials.

  • Provides a novel approach integrating two popular indirect solution methods with newly researched, more direct conditions
  • Completes the previously partial theory of strength of materials
  • A new frontier in solid mechanics

Content:-
Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Determinate Truss
Chapter 3: Simple Beam
Chapter 4: Determinate shaft
Chapter 5: Indeterminate Truss
Chapter 6: Indeterminate Beam
Chapter 7: Indeterminate Shaft
Chapter 8: Indeterminate Frame
Chapter 9: 2D Structures
Chapter 10: Column Buckling
Chapter 11: Energy Theorems
Chapter 12: Finite Element Method
Chapter 13: Special Topics
Appendix 1. Matrix Algebra
Appendix 2. Properties of Plane Area
Appendix 3. System of Units
Appendix 4. Sign Conventions
Appendix 5. Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials
Appendix 6. Formulas of Strength of Materials
Appendix 7. Strength of Materials Computer Code
Appendix 8. Answers
Index


Author Details
"Surya Patnaik"

"Dale Hopkins"




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