MECHANICS OF MATERIALS - AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
The publication by Parviz Ghavami has been framed within the processes of the engineering design and analysis, presenting the concepts in material mechanics for the students of engineering technology and related fields. The content of the book will definitely help readers, especially practicing engineers and technicians from different disciplines to apply the modern concepts of engineering mechanics for design and analysis of materials and structure as well as of the machine components, using the laws and principles of physics, mechanics and the basics of engineering. The publication is deservedly considered an ideal one for those who are in search of a rigorous text on this subject. The book is elucidating all important concepts of mechanics, such as the strain and stress, moment of inertia, systems of forces acting on structures, shear/bending moments in a beam without actual requirement for the background in calculus; it is also illustrating the influence of the mechanical properties of different materials and the author has used the real-life engineering problems for that purpose. The book is intended to serve as a very valuable reference for students and professionals who seek the state licensing in engineering and includes several useful appendices of the standard mechanical properties, data diagrams and formulas required for the design and associated calculations...
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