This book provides a background in the mechanics of solids for students of mechanical engineering, while limiting the information on why materials behave as they do. It is assumed that the students have already had courses covering materials science and basic statics. Much of the material is drawn from another book by the author, Mechanical Behavior of Materials. To make the text suitable for mechanical engineers, the chapters on slip, dislocations, twinning, residual stresses, and hardening mechanisms have been eliminated and the treatment of ductility, viscoelasticity, creep, ceramics, and polymers has been simplified.
William Hosford is a Professor Emeritus of Materials Science at the University of Michigan. He is the author of numerous research publications, including Materials for Engineers; Metal Forming, third edition (with Robert M. Caddell); Materials Science: An Intermediate Text; Reporting Results (with David C. Van Aken); Mechanics of Crystals and Textured Polycrystals; and Mechanical Metallurgy.
1. Stress, strain and boundary conditions; 2. Elasticity; 3. Mechanical testing; 4. Strain hardening; 5. Plasticity theory; 6. Temperature and strain-rate; 7. Viscoelasticity; 8. Creep and stress rupture; 9. Ductility and fracture; 10. Fracture mechanics; 11. Fatigue; 12. Polymers and ceramics; 13. Composites; 14. Forming; 15. Anisotropy.