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


Tension Compression and Shear
Axially Loaded Members
Shear Forces and Bending Moments
Stresses in Beams Basic Topics
Stresses in Beams Advanced Topics
Analysis of Stress and Strain
Applications of Plane Stress Pressure Vessels Beams and Combined Loadings
Systems of Units and Conversion Factors
Problem Solving
Mathematical Formulas
Properties of Plane Areas
Properties of StructuralSteel Shapes
Properties of Structural Lumber
Deflections and Slopes of Beams
Properties of Materials

Deflections of Beams
Statically Indeterminate Beams
Review of Centroids and Moments of Inertia
References and Historical Notes
Answers to Problems
Name Index

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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 joined the Georgia Tech faculty in 1974. He was an Evans Scholar and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, in 1970. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, California, in 1971 and 1975, respectively. He holds a professional engineering license (PE) in Georgia, is a Distinguished Member of ASCE and an Inaugural Fellow of SEI, and has held numerous leadership positions within ASCE. He 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. He is past-chair of the ASCE-SEI Technical Activities Division (TAD) Executive Committee, and past-chair of the ASCE-SEI Awards Committee. In 2002, Dr. Goodno received the SEI Dennis L. Tewksbury Award for outstanding service to ASCE-SEI. He received the departmental award for Leadership in Use of Technology in 2013 for his pioneering use of lecture capture technologies in undergraduate statics and mechanics of materials courses at Georgia Tech. He is a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and has held several leadership positions within the NSF-funded Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAE), directing the MAE Memphis Test Bed Project. Dr. Goodno has carried out research, taught graduate courses and published extensively in the areas of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics during his tenure at Georgia Tech.Dr. Goodno is an active cyclist, retired soccer coach and referee, and a retired marathon runner. Like co-author and mentor James Gere, he has completed numerous marathons including qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon in 1987.

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