Allen
ISBN:
9780470942734
Paperback
384 pages
July 2011
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Your ticket to excelling in mechanics of materials Mechanics of Materials For Dummies gives you plainEnglish explanations of all the topics you'll encounter in a typical undergraduate course, including principles of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and material behavior; stress and its relation to force and movement; strain and its relation to displacement; and methods for calculating deformations and indeterminate systems. 
Brush up on basics — get a quick refresher on math and units, a brief review of essential statics topics, and an easytofollow introduction to mechanics of materials 
Sharpen your skills — find out which skills you need to master, including section property calculations, internal force diagrams, and how to locate the centroid of an area 
Stop stressing — get the 411 on the basic types of stress, grasp the difference between average stress and stress at a point, and learn to transform stresses to find principal values and angles 
Strain for more — discover how objects deform in response to strain, how you compute maximum and minimum strain values, and how to determine strain orientation within an object 
Compute displacements — explore different ways to compute deformations of objects under loads for both statically determinate and indeterminate systems Open the book and find: 
How to use mechanics to understand material behavior 
Methods for calculating stresses and strains 
Basic torsion theory 
How to calculate deformations, displacements, and angles of twist 
How to solve indeterminate systems and composite materials problems 
Mohr's circle for transformations 
Hooke's law for stress and strain Learn to: 
Understand key mechanics concepts 
Grasp principles of stress, strain, and deformation and their interactions 
Solve indeterminate statics problems

