Foundations and Applications of Engineering Mechanics

Foundations and Applications of Engineering Mechanics

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H. D. Ram, A. K. Chauhan
Cambridge University Press, 3/16/2015
EAN 9781107499836, ISBN10: 1107499836

Paperback, 646 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 2.6 cm
Language: English

Engineering mechanics is the branch of engineering that applies the laws of mechanics in design, and is at the core of every machine that is designed. This book offers a comprehensive discussion of the fundamental theories and principles of engineering mechanics. It begins by explaining the laws and idealization of mechanics, and then establishes the equation of equilibrium for a rigid body and free body diagram (FBD), along with their applications. Chapters on method of virtual work and mechanical vibration discuss in detail important topics such as principle of virtual work, potential energy and equilibrium and free vibration. The book also introduces the elastic spring method for finding deflection in beams and uses a simple integration method to calculate centroid and moment of inertia. This volume will serve as a useful textbook for undergraduates and engineering students studying engineering mechanics.

List of abbreviations
1. Mechanics
2. Friction
3. Shear force and bending moment
4. Truss
5. Central points and moment of inertia
6. Kinematics of particle and rigid body
7. Kinetics of particle and rigid body
8. Method of virtual work
9. Mechanical vibration
10. Simple stress and strain
11. Bending and shear stresses in beams
12. Torsion of circular shaft
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