“This text describes the major challenge from the classical beam theory, and then presents the transformation method, plus a few examples. I think the author’s presentation style is very systematic and clear.” — L.R. Xu, Vanderbilt University
“The best features of this text include its clear presentation of course materials, and very good examples.” — L.R. Xu, Vanderbilt University
“I enjoy teaching this book. The best MOM book on the market for the students.” — Akthem Al-Manaseer, San Jose State University
“It is well organized with objectives, important points, procedures, and examples set out from the text. It has lots of problems to select from.” — Cliff Lissenden, Penn State
“There are many worked examples throughout the book. And these do not skip steps, which is important to the majority of learners.” — Cliff Lissenden, Penn State
“The author has done an excellent job conveying the concepts. The textbook is easy to follow and all the ideas are clearly presented.” — Yabin Liao, Arizona State University
“Very detailed examples; beautiful and clear art work; lots of problems; and a very good coverage of all the basic concepts.” — Yabin Liao, Arizona State University
“The author presents the material as an introduction to the solution of real world design and analysis problems without sacrificing the theoretical basis of each topic.” — John F. Oyler, University of Pittsburgh
“This is one of the premier books for teaching strength of materials.” — Julio Ramirez, Purdue University
“Presentation (first rate), instructor resources, and quantity of examples and problems are the top features of this book.” — Julio Ramirez, Purdue University
From the Back Cover
This clear, comprehensive presentation discusses both the theory and applications of mechanics of materials. It examines the physical behavior of materials under load, then proceeds to model this behavior to development theory. This book is in four-color with a photorealistic art program designed to help readers visualize difficult concepts. A clear, concise writing style and more examples than any other book further contribute to readers' ability to master the material.
Stress; Strain; Mechanical Properties of Materials;Axial Load; Torsion; Bending; Transverse Shear; Combined Loadings; Stress Transformation; Strain Transformation; Design of Beams and Shafts; Deflection of Beams and Shafts; Buckling of Columns; Energy Methods.
A useful, thorough reference for engineers and students.