Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Global Edition (5e) : 9781292279350

Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Global Edition (5e)

Dowling / Kampe / Kral
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For upper-level undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses in Mechanical Behavior of Materials.

Predicting the mechanical behavior of materials

Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 5th Edition introduces the spectrum of mechanical behavior of materials and covers the topics of deformation, fracture, and fatigue. The text emphasises practical engineering methods for testing structural materials to obtain their properties, predicting their strength and life, and avoiding structural failure when used for machines, vehicles, and structures. With its logical treatment and ready-to-use format, the text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate students who have completed an elementary mechanics of materials course. The 5th Edition features many improvements and updates throughout including new or revised problems and questions, and a new chapter on Environmentally Assisted Cracking.
Table of contents
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Structure, Defects, and Deformation in Materials
  • 3 Mechanical Testing: Tension Test and Stress–Strain Mechanisms
  • 4 Mechanical Testing: Additional Basic Tests
  • 5 Stress–Strain Relationships and Behavior
  • 6 Review of Complex and Principal States of Stress and Strain
  • 7 Yielding and Fracture under Combined Stresses
  • 8 Fracture of Cracked Members
  • 9 Fatigue of Materials: Introduction and Stress-Based Approach
  • 10 Stress-Based Approach to Fatigue: Notched Members
  • 11 Fatigue Crack Growth
  • 12 Environmentally Assisted Cracking
  • 13 Plastic Deformation Behavior and Models for Materials
  • 14 Stress–Strain Analysis of Plastically Deforming Members
  • 15 Strain-Based Approach to Fatigue
  • 16 Time-Dependent Behavior: Creep and Damping
  • Appendix A Review of Selected Topics from Mechanics of Materials
  • Appendix B Statistical Variation in Materials Properties
  • Appendix C A Survey of Engineering Materials
Features & benefits
  • Specific and useful coverage of traditional topics includes materials testing, stress-strain behaviour, yield criteria, stress-based fatigue, and creep, as well as the newer methods of fracture mechanics, crack growth, and strain-based fatigue analysis.
  • Developed from an engineering mechanics viewpoint, emphasis is placed on analytical and predictive methods that are useful to the engineering designer in avoiding structural failure.
  • New - Chapter on Environmentally Assisted Cracking replaces the previous short section on this topic and features 11 of the new illustrations and five new tables.
  • Revised - More than 32% of the end-of-chapter problems and questions are extensively revised or significantly changed.
  • New - 30 illustrations and 10 updated illustrations reflect major improvements.
  • Updated - Topic of true stresses and strains for tension tests in Chapter 3 to include a new method for making the correction for triaxial stress due to necking.
  • Revised - The chapter on basic materials tests has been split into two chapters, Chapter 3 covering tension tests, with added materials science content, and Chapter 4 covering the other basic tests.
  • Realistic data — Employs actual laboratory data on real engineering materials in all illustrations, examples, and problems that involve materials data, giving students realistic impressions as to the actual values and behaviour for the material involved.
  • Standard test methods for determining mechanical properties of materials — Summarises methods for students and provides an understanding of the principles behind each test method. Example property data are given, as is a discussion of trends in the properties.
  • Reworked and Updated — Substantial reference lists at the end of each chapter provide additional information for student design or research projects, for practicing engineers needing more detailed information, or for instructors planning lectures where special detail is desired.