Mechanics and structures

Atkins, K. J. (Kenneth John), Darvall, Peter Le P. (Peter Le Poer) and McMahon, T. A. (Thomas Aquinas) Mechanics and structures. Sydney, NSW: Sydney Science Press, 1974.

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Author Atkins, K. J. (Kenneth John)
Darvall, Peter Le P. (Peter Le Poer)
McMahon, T. A. (Thomas Aquinas)
Title Mechanics and structures
Place of Publication Sydney, NSW
Publisher Sydney Science Press
Publication year 1974
Sub-type Textbook
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 0855830263
Language eng
Total number of pages 1 v. (various pagings)
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted Abstract/Summary

This text is designed to provide for variations in learning rate. It is concise and the central core of a set of learning components which may be used in conjunction with it, in conjunction with other texts, or individually, depending on student preference.

The other components available are
teaching programs,
worked problems, tests and solutions.

The text may be used :

1 as the basis of a complete course or part of a course with a clearly identifiable goal;
2 as a concise reference on fundamentals and therefore useful for revision before additional courses are taken, or for the practising engineer not specialising in the field of mechanics and structures but wishing to solve occasional problems of the type covered by the text ;
3 as a complementary text to provide a basis for discussion or an alternative presentation in existing courses ;
4 as a support text for more comprehensive but less explicit texts and thus providing for different learning rates.

The aim is for the student to acquire an understanding of the behavior of, and an
ability to analyse

     (a) statically determinate beams and trusses;
     (b) statically indeterminate axial force systems.

The text covers the basic fundamentals of strength of materials or solid mechanics courses with the exception of torsion. It concentrates on the two general criteria of strength and deformation.

Structural failures have often shown that engineers are becoming preoccupied with sophisticated methods of analysis (automatic computation) and pay too little attention to fundamental structural behavior. It is essential that students should be able to visualise the action of forces in the simplest two-dimensional axial force system, in order to understand structural behavior involving bending, and to be able to interpret and check complex computed results. For these reasons the earlier units use graphical methods which are suited to reinforcing an understanding of structural behavior and the equilibrium of forces while in later units the concept of any structure satisfying the basic requirements of equilibrium, compatibility, boundary conditions and a stress-strain law are emphasised.         ..................................
Keyword Mechanics -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Mechanics -- Textbooks
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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