Highlights of the book include
- The use of modern SI units throughout
- A thorough presentation of the subject stressing basic unifying concepts
- Comprehensive coverage, including topics such as the behaviour of materials on a phenomenological level.
- Over 600 problems, many of which are designed for solving with MATLAB, MAPLE or MATHEMATICA.
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.