Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity (6e) : 9780134859286

Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity (6e)

Ugural & Fenster
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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The Leading Practical Guide to Stress Analysis--Updated with State-of-the-Art Methods, Applications, and Problems

This widely acclaimed exploration of real-world stress analysis reflects advanced methods and applications used in today's mechanical, civil, marine, aeronautical engineering, and engineering mechanics/science environments. Practical and systematic, Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity, Sixth Edition, has been updated with many new examples, problems, MATLAB solutions, tables, and charts.

Lead author Ansel C. Ugural balances discussions of advanced solid mechanics, elasticity theory, classical analysis, and computerized numerical approaches that facilitate solutions when problems resist analysis. He illustrates applications with case studies, worked examples, and problems drawn from modern applications, preparing readers for both advanced study and practice.

Readers will find updated coverage of analysis and design principles, failure criteria, fracture mechanics, compound cylinders, rotating disks, 3-D Mohr's circles, energy and variational methods, buckling of stepped columns, common shell types, inelastic materials behavior, and more. Ugural addresses the use of new materials in bridges, buildings, automobiles, submarines, ships, aircraft, and spacecraft. He offers significantly expanded coverage of stress concentration factors and contact stress developments.

  • Review fundamentals of statics, solids mechanics, stress, and modes of load transmission
  • Master stress analysis and design principles through hands-on practice that illuminates their connections
  • Understand plane stress, stress transformations, deformations, and strains
  • Analyze a body's load-carrying capacity based on strength, stiffness, and stability
  • Explore failure criteria and material behavior under diverse conditions, and predict component deformation or buckling
  • Learn and apply the theory of elasticity
  • Solve problems related to beam bending, noncircular torsion, and axisymmetrically loaded components, plates, or shells
  • Use the numerical finite element method to economically solve complex problems
  • Characterize the plastic behavior of materials
Table of contents
Each Chapter will be Revised and Updated.
A Case Study will be added in each Chapter.
Preface to the Sixth Edition
List of Symbols
Chapter 1    Introduction       
Chapter 2    Analysis of Stress
Chapter 3    Strain and Material Properties                                                                                             
Chapter 4    Problems in Elasticity
Chapter 5    Failure Criteria
Chapter 6    Bending of Beams
Chapter 7    Torsion of Prismatic Bars
Chapter 8    Applications of Energy Methods
Chapter 9    Numerical Methods
Chapter 10  Thick-Walled Cylinders and Rotating Disks
Chapter 11  Beams on Elastic Foundations
Chapter 12  Stability of Columns
Chapter 13  Plates and Shells
Chapter 14  Plastic Behavior of Materials
Appendix A Problem Formulation and Solution                         
Appendix B Moments of Composite Areas                                           
Appendix C Tables and Charts
Appendix  D    Introduction to MatLab
Answers to Selected Problems
New to this edition
Content changes (New material or deletions) include:

Fundamentals, selected  topics, modern engineering materials,  analysis and design of composite thick-walled cylinders, rotating disks, case studies, MatLab solutions, three dimensional Mohr’s circle,  failure criteria, the JKR theory of adhesive elastic contact, extensive finite element analysis, shell buckling, inelastic behavior of materials, tables and charts for elastic and plastic materials, beam and plate deflections, and stress concentration in various members. 

Major reorganization:
Entire text revised by addition, deletion, and rewriting, as needed (see Table of Contents). 
Percentage of new topics, examples, and problems:  30%
Percentage of changed problems: 3%
Other new pedagogy: 5%