Strength of Materials – Surya N. Patnaik, Dale A. Hopkins – 1st Edition


Strength of provides a comprehensive overview of the latest theory of strength of . The unified theory presented in this is developed around three concepts: Hooke’s Law, Equilibrium Equations, and Compatibility conditions. The first two of these have been fully understood, but clearly are indirect with limitations.

Through research, the authors have come to understand compatibility conditions, which, until now, had remained in an immature state of . This method, the Integrated Force Method (IFM) couples equilibrium and compatibility conditions to determine forces directly.The combination of these methods allows from a variety of disciplines to comprehend and compare the attributes of each.

The concept that IFM strength of materials theory is problem independent, and can be easily generalized for solving difficult in linear, nonlinear, and dynamic regimes is focused upon. Discussion of the theory is limited to simple linear analysis suitable for an undergraduate course in strength of materials. To support the teaching application of the book there are and an instructor’s manual.

Table of Content

Determinate Truss
Simple Beam
Torsion of Shaft
Determinate Frame
Indeterminate Truss
Continuous Beam
Continuous Shaft
Indeterminate Frame
Two-dimensional Structures
Column Buckling
Energy Theorems
Finite Element Analysis
Special Topics
Matrix Algebra
Properties of Plane Area
Systems of Units
Sign Conventions
Mechanical Properties of Structural Materials
Formulas of Strength of Materials
Strength of Materials Computer Code

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