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Mechanics of Materials For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-08901-9
384 pages
June 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: Setting the Stage for Mechanics of Materials 7

Chapter 1: Predicting Behavior with Mechanics of Materials 9

Chapter 2: Reviewing Mathematics and Units Used in Mechanics of Materials 15

Chapter 3: Brushing Up on Statics Basics 25

Chapter 4: Calculating Properties of Geometric Areas 41

Chapter 5: Computing Moments of Area and Other Inertia Calculations 55

Part II: Analyzing Stress 83

Chapter 6: Remain Calm, It's Only Stress85

Chapter 7: More than Meets the Eye: Transforming Stresses 99

Chapter 8: Lining Up Stress Along Axial Axes 131

Chapter 9: Bending Stress Is Only Normal: Analyzing Bending Members 149

Chapter 10: Shear Madness: Surveying Shear Stress 161

Chapter 11: Twisting the Night Away with Torsion 177

Part III: Investigating Strain 189

Chapter 12: Don't Strain Yourself: Exploring Strain and Deformation 191

Chapter 13: Applying Transformation Concepts to Strain 201

Chapter 14: Correlating Stresses and Strains to Understand Deformation 215

Part IV: Applying Stress and Strain 233

Chapter 15: Calculating Combined Stresses235

Chapter 16: When Push Comes to Shove: Dealing with Deformations 251

Chapter 17: Showing Determination When Dealing with Indeterminate Structures 273

Chapter 18: Buckling Up for Compression Members 301

Chapter 19: Designing for Required Section Properties 313

Chapter 20: Introducing Energy Methods 331

Part V: The Part of Tens 343

Chapter 21: Ten Mechanics of Materials Pitfalls to Avoid 345

Chapter 22: Ten Tips to Solving Mechanics of Materials Problems 349

Index 355

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