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Advanced Strength and Applied Elasticity (3rd Edition) Textbook Binding – September 8, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0131375895 ISBN-10: 013137589X Edition: 3 Sub

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Product Details

  • Textbook Binding: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 Sub edition (September 8, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013137589X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131375895
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,490,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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State-of-the-art and practical in perspective, this classic exploration of stress analysis focuses on techniques for analysis in realistic settings. Unusually comprehensive, it provides uniquely balanced coverage of mechanics of materials, theory of elasticity methods, and computer-oriented numerical methods — all supported with a broad range of fully worked-out examples. The Fourth Edition adds/expands coverage of mechanics of materials theory; three-dimensional stress and strain transformations; strain energy in common structural members; stress concentration in typical members; elastic-plastic analysis of thick-walled cylinders; application of strain energy and variational methods to beams on elastic foundations, buckling of columns, and plates; a complete new set of illustrative examples and problems — many taken from engineering practice; and tables covering computer programs for principal stresses and area properties, deflection of beams, material properties, and conversion factors. For aeronautical, civil, and mechanical engineers.

About the Author

ANSEL C. UGURAL, Ph.D., is Research Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has held various faculty and administrative positions at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and he taught at the University of Wisconsin. Ugural has considerable industrial experience in both full-time and consulting capacities. A member of several professional societies, he is the author of the books Mechanics of Materials, Stresses in Plates and Shells, and Mechanical Design: An Integrated Approach.

 

SAUL K. FENSTER, Ph.D., is Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he served as a president for over two decades. In addition to experience in industry, he has held varied positions at Fairleigh Dickinson University and taught at the City University of New York. Fenster, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education, is co-author of a text on mechanics.

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This book is by far the worst textbook I have ever used.
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Confusing concepts and diagrams, materials are not presented clearly and the language of the books itself is so rigid and vague.
Neghat Sathi
I would have given this book zero stars if that had been an option.
Ryan Ward

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Ward on November 19, 2007
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I'm a student in mechanical engineering, and I recently took a class called Advanced Mechanics of Materials. Unfortunately, this book was the required textbook for the course. I know that a lot of text books can be considered "bad", but this is by far the worst textbook I have ever used.

Ideally a textbook will explain concepts well and give relevant examples to reinforce the concepts. The textbook does neither. This textbook explains concepts extremely poorly which makes it bad enough. On top of that, moreover, this book does not give examples for 90% of the concepts.

If this book is the required text for a course, I would recommend changing classes. If you're looking for a book on advanced mechanics of materials, this is NOT a good book to consider. I would have given this book zero stars if that had been an option.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy on December 2, 2009
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I found myself reviewing the details of other books checked out from the library (Timoshenko 1956, Seely and Smith 1952, Boresi 2003, and Hibbeler 2003) often hidden in this text just to do the exercise. Furthermore, a lot of examples were the same as those from other textbooks but with much less clarity here. The diagrams were often confusing and the details showing the development of the theory were often highly masked or left out completely. On a positive note (if there is actually one), the book will probably be used later for reference, because, after struggling through the minute details and solving the problems posed here, I have a better understanding of the principles, but definitely NOT because of this book or the professor who used it almost exclusively to teach the course!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Rodriguez on February 7, 2010
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Engineering has its share of poorly-written books, and this is certainly one of them. Rather than give a clear, concise explanations, the authors instead focus on pointless derivations and other filler material that's of little use to the student. The result is a confusing mess that makes students like myself frustrated and stressed.

The problems are only compounded by the lack of examples. To me, in engineering books, examples are just as important as explanations because let's face it, engineering is *not* an abstract art. Its basis is the physical application of scientific theories to real-world problems. Sadly, this book's examples are all too limited in scope, explanation, and depth. The authors will derive equations for multiple sections and then have a single, brief, elementary example (where barely anything is explained and you're forced to become a psychic to determine their line of thought) and then expect you to do the exponentially more difficult problems in the back of each chapter. It's ridiculous.

When I first got the book, I thought it was interesting they were able to cram such an involved field into a relatively small book (~500 small-sized pages). Then you realize they were able to do such a feat by skipping over tremendous amounts of vital explanations and examples.

Be prepared to be flipping through the book constantly to refer back to formulas in various chapters, and also be prepared to scratch your head staring at terrible illustrations. Equations are also poorly labeled because when you're quickly flipping through the pages, it's quite difficult to see if an equation is one of importance, or simply an intermediate step in a derivation. Good books box their important or foundational equations (which of course means this book does not).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JD on January 26, 2010
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Will the authors do the right thing and let this book expire and go out of print? It's sad to see how these authors attempt to create clarity of thought and "magically impress" by creating theories without solid rational arguments...oh wait, there is a name for this. It's called hand waving. It is when someone makes a claim and, instead of actually (rationally) arguing their point, they skip around the issue leaving you breathless in wonderment at how smart they are, or rather nauseous at how they can't come up with a clear logical thought without stealing problems from other textbooks. Anyway, let's just skip to chapter 10 and find out about energy methods, oh wait, there is a reference to a more "mathematically rigorous" way in refs 10.1 through 10.3. Let out a sigh of relief, "ahhhhh".... how easy it is to point to other more useful references than your own work, you silly authors you. Just sit back and enjoy taking in the students dollars from your "classic" textbook. Maybe in the 5th edition, it can be written in binary and encoded so that all readers can enjoy spending time decrypting the message before studying the material, but then again that requires the authors to understand something. Lets give them an award for finding ways to make 2+2 seem like proving the Riemann Hypothesis.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 1, 2000
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This book covers the elementary topic of mechanics of material (stress-strain relations, etc.) and more advanced applied topics (thin plate & shell, energy method, etc.). The elementary topics are well organized and easy to understand, but the more advanced topics are not enough, especially on plate and shell theory.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Neghat Sathi on December 2, 2010
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Right now I am using this book for my undergraduate course of Advance Stress Analysis. And So far this is the worst book I have ever read. Confusing concepts and diagrams, materials are not presented clearly and the language of the books itself is so rigid and vague. I would definitely recommend not to use this this book by any means.
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