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An Undergraduate Text
G.M. Seed

This book provides a complete introduction to the discipline of strength of materials. Aimed at Undergraduate and Graduate courses, the book provides a single text that students can use throughout their studies.
Key features include:

  • an easy-to-understand text structured into three parts with each part reflecting a typical year's syllabus of a mechanical, civil, structural or offshore engineering degree
  • extensive coverage of every major topic of strength of materials with compre-hensive chapters on the theory of elasticity, the finite element method and the fracture and fatigue of engineering materials
  • more than 400 figures
  • more than 70 chapter examples
  • more than 160 chapter exercises with solutions available in Adobe AcrobatTM format

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Part I: Introductory Topics
  • Stress and Strain
  • Moments of Area
  • Torsion
  • Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels
  • Beams
  • Struts
Part II: Intermediate Topics
  • Stress Analysis
  • Strain Analysis
  • Virtual Displacements and the Principle of Virtual Work
  • Thick-Walled Pressure Vessels
  • Plasticity
  • Finite Elements
Part III: Advanced Topics
  • Further Elasticity
  • Further Plasticity
  • Further Finite Elements
  • Fracture and Fatigue
  • Creep of Materials
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Continuum Damage Mechanics
  • Composite Materials
  • Contact Mechanics
  • Statistical Analysis and the Strength of Brittle Materials

Saxe-Coburg Publications, paperback: 544 pages
2000: ISBN 1-874672-12-1 price £35