Mechanics of solids

Carlisle Thomas Ross, John Bird, Andrew Philip Frederick Little

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    Mechanics of Solids provides an introduction to the behaviour of solid materials and their properties, focusing upon the fundamental concepts and principles of statics and stress analysis. Essential reading for first year undergraduates, the mathematics in this book has been kept as straightforward as possible and worked examples are used to reinforce key concepts. Practical stress and strain scenarios are also covered including stress and torsion, elastic failure, buckling, bending, as well as examples of solids such as thin-walled structures, beams, struts and composites. This new edition includes new chapters on revisionary mathematics, geometrical properties of symmetrical sections, bending stresses in beams, composites, the finite element method, and Ross’s computer programs for smartphones, tablets and computers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationMilton Park, Oxon
    Number of pages440
    ISBN (Print)9781138904675, 9781138904668
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


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