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Applied Statics and Strength of Materials, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By George F. Limbrunner, Leonard Spiegel

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 7, 2008

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For one- and two-semester, undergraduate-level courses in Statics and Strengths of Materials, Strength of Materials, and Engineering Mechanics in the disciplines of Engineering Technology.


Focusing on the fundamentals of material statics and strength, Applied Statics and Strength of Materials, Fifth Edition presents a non-Calculus-based, elementary, analytical, and practical approach, with rigorous, comprehensive example problems that follow the explanation of theory and very complete homework problems that allow students to practice the material. The goal of the text is to provide students with the necessary mechanics background for more advanced and specialized areas of study in the many fields of engineering technology — for example, civil, mechanical, construction, architectural, industrial, and manufacturing.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1-1             Mechanics Overview

1-2             Applications of Statics

1-3             The Mathematics of Statics

1-4             Calculations and Numerical Accuracy

1-5             SI Units for Statics and Strength of Materials




2. Principles of Statics

2-1       Forces and the Effects of Forces

2-2       Characteristics of a Force

2-3       Units of a Force

2-4       Types and Occurrence of Forces

2-5       Scalar and Vector Quantities

2-6       The Principle of Transmissibility

2-7       Types of Force Systems

2-8       Orthogonal Concurrent Forces: Resultants and Components




3. Resultants of Coplanar Force Systems

3-1       Resultant of Two Concurrent Forces

3-2       Resultant of Three of More Concurrent Forces

3-3       Moment of a Force

3-4       The Principle of Moments: Varignon’s Theorem

3-5       Resultants of Parallel Force Systems

3-6       Couples

3-7       Resultants of Nonconcurrent Force Systems




4.  Equilibrium of Coplanar Force Systems

4-1       Introduction

4-2       Conditions of Equilibrium

4-3       The Free-Body Diagram

4-4       Equilibrium of Concurrent Force Systems

4-5       Equilibrium of Parallel Force Systems

4-6       Equilibrium of Nonconcurrent Force Systems




5. Analysis of Structures

5-1       Introduction

5-2       Trusses

5-3       Forces in Members of Trusses

5-4       The Method of Joints   

5-5       The Method of Sections

5-6       Analysis of Frames




6.  Friction

6-1       Introduction

6-2       Friction Theory

6-3       Angle of Friction

6-4       Friction Applications

6-5       Wedges

6-6       Belt Friction

6-7       Square-Threaded Screws




7.  Centroids and Centers of Gravity

7-1       Introduction

7-2       Center of Gravity

7-3       Centroids and Centroidal Axes

7-4       Centroids and Centroidal Axes of Composite Areas




8.  Area Moments of Inertia

8-1       Introduction and Definitions

8-2       Moment of Inertia

8-3       The Transfer Formula

8-4       Moment of Inertia of Composite Areas

8-5       Radius of Gyration

8-6       Polar Moments of Inertia




9.  Stresses and Strains

9-1       Introduction

9-2       Tensile and Compressive Stresses

9-3       Shear Stresses

9-4       Tensile and Compressive Strain and Deformation

9-5       Shear Strain

9-6       The Relation between Stress and Strain (Hooke’s Law)




10.  Properties of Materials

10-1     The Tension Test

10-2     The Stress-Strain Diagram

10-3     Mechanical Properties of Materials

10-4     Engineering Materials: Metals

10-5     Engineering Materials: Nonmetals

10-6     Allowable Stresses and Calculated Stresses

10-7     Factor of Safety

10-8     Elastic-Inelastic Behavior




11.  Stress Considerations

11-1     Poisson’s Ratio

11-2     Thermal Effects

11-3     Members Composed of Two or more Elements

11-4     Stress Concentration

11-5     Stresses on Inclined Planes

11-6     Shear Stresses on Mutually Perpendicular Planes

11-7     Tension and Compression Caused By Shear




12.  Torsion in Circular Sections

12-1     Introduction

12-2     Members in Torsion

12-3     Torsional Shear Stress

12-4     Angle of Twist

12-5     Transmission of Power by a Shaft




13.  Shear and Bending Moment in Beams

13-1     Types of Beams and Supports

13-2     Types of Loads on Beams

13-3     Beam Reactions

13-4     Shear Force and Bending Moment

13-5     Shear Diagrams

13-6     Moment Diagrams

13-7     Sections of Maximum Moment

13-8     Moving Loads




14.  Stresses in Beams

14-1     Tensile and Compressive Stresses Due to Bending

14-2     The Flexure Formula

14-3     Computation of Bending Stresses

14-4     Shear Stresses

14-5     The General Shear Formula

14-6     Shear Stresses in Structural Members

14-7     Beam Analysis

14-8     Inelastic Bending of Beams




15.  Deflection of Beams

15-1     Reasons for Calculating Beam Deflection

15-2     Curvature and Bending Moment

15-3     Methods of Calculating Deflections

15-4     The Formula Method

15-5     The Moment-Area Method

15-6     Moment Diagram By Parts

15-7     Applications of the Moment-Area Method




16.  Design of Beams

16-1     The Design Process

16-2     Design of Steel Beams

16-3     Design of Timber Beams




17.  Combined Stresses

17-1     Introduction

17-2     Biaxial Bending

17-3     Combined Axial and Bending Stresses

17-4     Eccentrically Loaded Members

17-5     Maximum Eccentricity for Zero Tensile Stress

17-6     Eccentric Load Not on Centroidal Axis

17-7     Combined Normal and Shear Stress

17-8     Mohr’s Circle

17-9     Mohr’s Circle: The General State of Stress




18.  Columns

18-1     Introduction

18-2     Ideal Columns

18-3     Effective Length

18-4     Real Columns

18-5     Allowable Stresses for Columns

18-6     Axially-Loaded Structural Steel Columns (AISC)

18-7     Axially-Loaded Steel Machine Parts

18-8     Axially-Loaded Timber Columns




19.  Connections

19-1     Introduction

19-2     Bolts and Bolted Connections (AISC)

19-3     Modes of Failure of a Bolted Connection

19-4     High-Strength Bolted Connections

19-5     Introduction to Welding

19-6     Strength and Behavior of Welded Connections (AISC)




20.  Pressure Vessels

20-1     Introduction

20-2     Stresses in Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels

20-3     Joints in Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels

20-4     Design and Fabrication Considerations




21.  Statically Indeterminate Beams

21-1     Introduction

21-2     Restrained Beams

21-3     Propped Cantilever Beams

21-4     Fixed Beams

21-5     Continuous Beams: Superposition

21-6     The Theorem of Three Moments






Answers to Selected Problems


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