Statics and Strength of Materials

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Harold I Morrow / Robert P Kokernak  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Total pages
770
Pub.-date
January 2010
ISBN13
9780135034521
ISBN
0135034523
Related Titles



Description

For all courses in statics and materials strength, and for courses on structural principles.

 

This fully updated text presents logically organized, clear coverage of all major topics in statics and strength of materials, including the latest developments in materials technology and manufacturing/construction techniques. A basic knowledge of algebra and trigonometry are the only mathematical skills it requires, although several optional sections using calculus are provided for instructors teaching in ABET accredited programs. A new introductory section on catastrophic failures shows students why these topics are so important, and 25 full-page, real-life application sidebars demonstrate the relevance of theory. To simplify understanding and promote student interest, the book is profusely illustrated.

Features

For all courses in statics and materials strength, and for courses on structural principles.

 

This fully updated text presents logically organized, clear coverage of all major topics in statics and strength of materials, including the latest developments in materials technology and manufacturing/construction techniques. A basic knowledge of algebra and trigonometry are the only mathematical skills it requires, although several optional sections using calculus are provided for instructors teaching in ABET accredited programs. A new introductory section on catastrophic failures shows students why these topics are so important, and 25 full-page, real-life application sidebars demonstrate the relevance of theory. To simplify understanding and promote student interest, the book is profusely illustrated.

 

HALLMARK FEATURES

 

Coverage of the newest applications and materials technologies-including many topics that are ignored in “classical” texts

  • Ensures that students master techniques and concepts they will actually utilize 

Strong linkage between theory and practice-through multiple real-life examples throughout

  • Promotes student interest by ensuring maximum relevance throughout 

Thorough coverage of statics, from the basics to advanced concepts and methods-including basic mathematics, concurrent force problems, resultant and equilibrium of nonconcurrent forces, force analysis, concurrent and nonconcurrent force systems, friction, centers of gravity, and much more

  • Thoroughly prepares students, while giving instructors the flexibility they need to select the material most appropriate for their courses  

Equally thorough coverage of materials strength-including stress and strain in axially loaded members, shear stresses and strains in torsion members, beam bending and deflection, combined stress using Mohr's circle, columns, and structural connections.

  • Makes sure students have the knowledge they need to succeed with real materials strength responsibilities 

Nearly 1,000 student problems-includes far more problems than any other text, including problems at all levels of difficulty

  • Gives students unparalleled hands-on practice to speed and deepen mastery 

Written and organized with exceptional clarity-authored by an experienced writer who has spent many years explaining complex technical topics to the general public and beginning readers

  • Helps students master challenging concepts and climb the learning curve far more rapidly 

Coverage of international system of units (SI) and US customary system-teaches both commonly-used sets of units, and applies them equally in the problems and examples. 

  • Prepares students to work in any environment, domestic or foregin 

No calculus required-supports instruction in many technical disciplines at both two-year and four-year institutions

  • Makes statics and materials strength accessible to a far wider spectrum of students  

Optional calculus sections for instructors that need them-Includes optional, easy-to-identify calculus sections on centroids, moments of inertia of plane areas, and deflection of beams by integration

  • Fully supports students in ABET and other programs that teach methods involving calculus 

Extensively illustrated, two-color format-Utilizes numerous illustrations from industry designed to maintain student interest and make the book more accessible

  •  Supports fast, visual learning

New to this Edition

Expanded introductory section-Now includes powerful examples of catastrophe failures

  • Helps students understand the life-and-death implications of statics and materials strength knowledge 

New! Cable analysis coverage-Demystifies an important but complex topic that is omitted from many texts

  • Prepares students to perform common cable analysis tasks  

New! More Full-Page Application Sidebars-Now includes 25 Application Sidebars, each drawing on the book's concepts and techniques to describe a real-life example: a highly popular feature available in no competitive text

  • Presents even more of the popular real-world sidebars that illuminate the real-world application of statics and material strength concepts  

New! CD-ROM presents animated worked examples-All CD-ROM worked examples are referenced through icons in the book's margins

  • Enables students to walk step-by-step through key calculations and tasks, visually-and gain a deeper understanding far more rapidly

Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts

2. Resultant of Concurrent Forces in a Plane

3. Equilibrium of Concurrent Forces in a Plane

4. Resultant of Nonconcurrent Forces in a Plane

5. Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

6. Force Analysis of Structures and Machines

7. Forces in Space

8. Friction

9. Center of Gravity, Centroids, and Moments of Inertia of Areas

10. Internal Reactions; Stress for Axial Loads

11. Strain for Axial Loads: Hooke's Law

12. Shear Stresses and Strains; Torsion

13. Shear Forces and Bending Moments in Beams

14. Bending and Shearing Stresses in Beams

15. Deflection of Beams Due to Bending

16. Combined Stresses and Mohr's Circle

17. Columns

18. Bolted, Riveted, and Welded Structural Connections

APPENDIX

ANSWERS TO EVEN-NUMBERED PROBLEMS

INDEX