This book provides a systematic, modern introduction to solid mechanics that is carefully motivated by realistic Engineering applications. Based on 25 years of teaching experience, Raymond Parnes uses a wealth of examples and a rich set of problems to build the readera s understanding of the scientific principles, without requiring a higher mathematicsa . Highlights of the book include aeo The use of modern SI units throughout aeo A thorough presentation of the subject stressing basic unifying concepts aeo Comprehensive coverage, including topics such as the behaviour of materials on a phenomenological level. aeo Over 600 problems, many of which are designed for solving with MATLAB, MAPLE or MATHEMATICA. Solid Mechanics in Engineering is designed for 2--semester courses in Solid Mechanics or Strength of Materials taken by students in Mechanical, Civil or Aeronautical Engineering and Materials Science and may also be used for a first--year graduate program.
RAYMOND PARNES is a Professor in the Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures in Tel--Aviv University. A graduate of Columbia University, he has over 25 years experience of teaching the subject in the United States, Europe and Israel and has published extensively in a variety of subjects in Solid Mechanics.
Preface. PART A: BASIC CONCEPTS. 1 Introductory Concepts of Solid Mechanics. 2 Internal Forces and Stress. 3 Deformation and Strain. 4 Behaviour of Materials: Constitutive Equations. 5 Summary of Basic Results and Further Idealisations: Solutions using the "Mechanics--of--Materials" Approach. PART B: APPLICATIONS TO SIMPLE ELEMENTS. 6 Axial Loadings. 7 Torsion of Circular Cylindrical Rods: Coulomb Torsion. 8 Symmetric Bending of Beams -- Basic Relations and Stresses. 9 Symmetric Bending of Beams: Deflections, Fundamental Solutions and Superposition. 10 Thin--Wall Pressure Vessels: Thin Shells Under Pressure. 11 Stability and Instability of Rods under Axial Compression: Beam--Columns and Tie--Rods. 12 Torsion of Elastic Members of Arbitrary Cross--Section: de Saint Venant Torsion. 13 General Bending Theory of Beams. PART C: ENERGY METHODS AND VIRTUAL WORK. 14 Basic Energy Theorems, Principles of Virtual Work and their Application to Structural Mechanics. 15 Stability of Mechanical Systems by Energy Considerations: Approximate Methods. Appendix A: Properties of Areas. Appendix B: Some Mathematical Relations. Appendix C: The Membrane Equation. Appendix D: Material Properties. Appendix E: Table of Structural Properties. Appendix F: Reactions, Deflections and Slopes of Selected Beams. Answers to Selected Problems. Index.