The fifteen chapters of this book are arranged in a logical progression. The text begins with the more fundamental material on stress, strain and plane elasticity. There follows a full treatment of the theories of bending and torsion. Coverage of moment distribution, shear flow, struts and energy methods precedes a chapter on finite elements. Thereafter, the book presents yield and strength criteria, plasticity, collapse, creep, visco-elasticity, fatigue and fracture mechanics. Appended is material on the properties of areas, matrices and stress concentrations. Each topic is illustrated by worked examples and supported by numerous exercises.The broad text ensures its suitability for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mechanical, aeronautical, civil and materials engineering.
Stress and strain transformation; plane elasticity theory; structures with symmetry; bending of beams and plates; theories of torsion; moment distribution; flexural shear flow; energy methods; instability of columns and plates; finite elements; yield and strength criteria; plasticity and collapse; creep and visco-elasticity; high and low cycle fatigue; fracture mechanics. Appendices: properties of areas; matrix algebra; stress concentrations.