Mechanics of Materials

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Cengage Learning, Apr 15, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 1022 pages
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Now in 4-color format with more illustrations than ever before, the Seventh Edition of Mechanics of Materials continues its tradition as one of the leading texts on the market. With its hallmark clarity and accuracy, this text develops student understanding along with analytical and problem-solving skills. The main topics include analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. The book includes more material than can be taught in a single course giving instructors the opportunity to select the topics they wish to cover while leaving any remaining material as a valuable student reference.
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A steel column of hollow circular cross section is supported on a circular steel base plate and a concrete pedestal (see figure). The column has outside diameter d=250 mm and supports a load P=750 kN. (a) If the allowable stress in the column is 55 MPa, what is the minimum required thickness t? Based upon your result, select a thickness for the column. (Select a thickness that is an even integer, such as 10, 12, 14, . . . , in units of millimeters.) (b) If the allowable bearing stress on the concrete pedestal is 11.5 MPa, what is the minimum required diameter D of the base plate if it is designed for the allowable load Pallow that the column with the selected thickness can support? 

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Good book for Engineers

Contents

Tension Compression and Shear
3
Axially Loaded Members
89
Torsion
221
Shear Forces and Bending Moments
305
Stresses in Beams Basic Topics
351
Stresses in Beams Advanced Topics
455
Analysis of Stress and Strain
537
Applications of Plane Stress Pressure Vessels Beams and Combined Loadings
619
Systems of Units and Conversion Factors
943
Problem Solving
956
Mathematical Formulas
962
Properties of Plane Areas
966
Properties of StructuralSteel Shapes
972
Properties of Structural Lumber
983
Deflections and Slopes of Beams
984
Properties of Materials
990

Deflections of Beams
677
Statically Indeterminate Beams
771
Columns
817
Review of Centroids and Moments of Inertia
901
References and Historical Notes
935
Answers to Problems
995
Name Index
1016
Index
1017
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James Gere was born on June 14, 1925, in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from Stanford, and later taught there, rising to the position of Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering. He is the author of several important texts including Mechanics of Materials, Structural and Construction Design Manual, and Matrix Algebra for Engineers. These works, and others, pose theories, models, questions and answers to numerous engineering problems.

Barry John Goodno is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He was an Evans Scholar and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1970. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Structural Engineering from Stanford University in 1971 and 1975, respectively. He holds a professional engineering license (PE) in Georgia, is a Fellow of ASCE and an Inaugural Fellow of SEI, and has held numerous leadership positions within ASCE. Dr. Goodno is a member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of ASCE and is a past president of the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Board of Governors.

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