With this book, readers will now be able to easily visualize and understand mechanics phenomena while also gaining extensive practice in modeling and solving mechanics problems. It offers a three-part approach to explaining core concepts: in-text discussion, worked examples, and an online tutorial and animation provided by MecMovies. These animations have been proven to increase the reader's visualization skills, confidence level in solving problems, and interest in the material.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Stress Chapter 2: Strain Chapter 3: Mechanical Properties of Materials Chapter 4: Design Concepts Chapter 5: Axial Deformation Chapter 6: Torsion Chapter 7: Equilibrium of Beams Chapter 8: Bending Chapter 9: Transverse Shear Chapter 10: Beam Deflections Chapter 11: Statically Indeterminate Beams Chapter 12: Stress Transformations Chapter 13: Strain Transformations Chapter 14: Pressure Vessels Chapter 15: Combined Loads Chapter 16: Columns Appendix A: Geometric Properties Appendix B: Geometric Properties of Structural Steel Shapes Appendix C: Table of Beam Slopes and Deflections
Timothy A. Philpot is an Assistant Professor in the Basic Engineering Department and a Research Associate for the Instructional Software Development Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri . Dr. Philpot has won several awards for his work in developing engineering education software, including the 1998 Premier Award for MDSolids and the 2004 Premier Award for MecMovies. MecMovies was a winner of the 2004 NEEDS Premier Award competition as well as a winner of the 2006 MERLOT Classics and MERLOT Editors' Choice Awards for Exemplary Online Learning Resources. He is chair-elect of the Mechanics Division of ASEE.