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Essentials of Mechanical Stress Analysis, Hardback Book


Developed with stress analysts handling multidisciplinary subjects in mind, and written to provide the theories needed for problem solving and stress analysis on structural systems, Essentials of Mechanical Stress Analysis presents a variety of relevant topics-normally offered as individual course topics-that are crucial for carrying out the analysis of structures.

This work explores concepts through both theory and numerical examples, and covers the analytical and numerical approaches to stress analysis, as well as isotropic, metallic, and orthotropic composite material analyses.

Comprised of 13 chapters, this must-have resource:Establishes the fundamentals of material behavior required for understanding the concepts of stress analysisDefines stress and strain, and elaborates on the basic concepts exposing the relationship between the twoDiscusses topics related to contact stresses and pressure vesselsIntroduces the different failure criteria and margins of safety calculations for ductile and brittle materialsIllustrates beam analysis theory under various types of loadingIntroduces plate analysis theoryAddresses elastic instability and the buckling of columns and platesDemonstrates the concept of fatigue and stress to life-cycle calculationsExplores the application of energy methods for determining deflection and stresses of structural systemsHighlights the numerical methods and finite element techniques most commonly used for the calculation of stressPresents stress analysis methods for composite laminatesExplains fastener and joint connection analysis theoryProvides MathCAD (R) sample simulation codes that can be used for fast and reliable stress analysisEssentials of Mechanical Stress Analysis is a quintessential guide detailing topics related to stress and structural analysis for practicing stress analysts in mechanical, aerospace, civil, and materials engineering fields and serves as a reference for higher-level undergraduates and graduate students.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 264 pages, Approx 700-750 equations; 6 Tables, black and white; 220 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Mechanical engineering
  • ISBN: 9781482258479



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