Description Sophomore/junior-level Mechanics of Materials courses in Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace, Engineering Mechanics, and/or general engineering departments.
This text presents the foundations and applications of mechanics of materials by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics-especially through the use of free body diagrams. This text also promotes a problem-solving approach to solving examples through its strategy, solution, and discussion format in examples. Bedford/Liechti further includes design sections that help instructors integrate ABET 2000 requirements.
Problem-solving approach-To solving examples promoted by specially formatted examples with unique Strategy, Solution, and Discussionsections.
Free-body diagrams-Text emphasizes visual analysis of topics in all examples. Chapter One also includes a unique Free-Body Diagram Review Section.
Design issues-Sections that provide discussions of the use of mechanics of materials in engineering design. End-of-chapter problem sections include design problems.
Applications-Includes motivating applications throughout the text. These open each chapter and continue in sections on examples and problems.
Mathcad based student software-Free software includes 10 worksheets created to help students solve examples and problems with Mathcad. Worksheets are optional, but will help the user who wants to integrate computer use in the class.
Website-Contains supplementary Matlab code “versions” of the worksheets on the CD. Also contains suggestions for more involved design projects, a syllabus builder tool, and 10 animations of mechanics concepts.
Instructor's Manual-Fully worked-out solutions to problems with problem materials and art. PowerPoint slides and all book art in pdf format.
Table of Contents
2. Measures of Stress and Strain.
3. Axially Loaded Bars.
5. States of Stress.
6. States of Strain.
7. Internal Forces and Moments in Beams.
8. Stresses in Beams.
9. Deflections of Beams.
10. Buckling of Columns.
11. Energy Methods.
12. Criteria for Failure and Fracture. Appendices.
ANTHONY BEDFORD is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. degree at the University of Texas at Austin, his M.S. degree at the California Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. degree at Rice University in 1967. He has industrial experience at Douglas Aircraft Company and at TRW, where he did structural dynamics and trajectory studies for the Apollo program. He has been on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin since 1968.
Dr. Bedford's main professional activity has been education and research in engineering mechanics. He is author or co-author of papers on the mechanics of composite materials and mixtures and four books, including Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics published by Addison Wesley Longman. From 1973 until 1983 he was a consultant to Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the Society for Engineering Science, the American Academy of Mechanics, and the Society for Natural Philosophy.
KENNETH LIECHTI is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin and holds the E. P. Schoch Professorship in Engineering. He received his B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering at Glasgow University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology. He gained industrial experience at General Dynamics Fort Worth Division prior to joining the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 1982.
Dr. Liechti's main areas of teaching and research are in the mechanics of materials and fracture mechanics. He is the author or co-author of papers on interfacial fracture, fracture in adhesively bonded joints, and the nonlinear behavior of polymers. He has consulted on fracture problems with several companies.
He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Society for Experimental Mechanics, the American Academy of Mechanics, and the Adhesion Society. He is an associate editor of the journal Experimental Mechanics.