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Engineering Mechanics By Anthony M. Bedford

Engineering Mechanics by Anthony M. Bedford

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Engineering Mechanics: Statics by Anthony M. Bedford

This text presents the foundations and applications of statics by emphasizing the importance of visual analysis of topics-especially through the use of free body diagrams. This text also promotes a problem-solving approach to solving examples through its strategy, solution, discussion format in examples. Bedford/Fowler further includes design and computational examples that help instructors integrate these ABET 2000 requirements.

About Anthony M. Bedford

Wallace Fowler is Paul D. and Betty Robertson Meek Professor of Engineering in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Fowler received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Texas at Austin, and has been on the faculty since 1966. During 1976 he was on the staff of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, and in 1981-82 he was a visiting professor at the United States Air Force Academy. Since 1991 he has been Associate Director of the Texas Space Grant Consortium.

Dr. Fowler's areas of teaching and research are dynamics, orbital mechanics, and spacecraft mission design. He is author or coauthor of many technical papers on trajectory optimization and attitude dynamics, and has also published many papers on the theory and practice of engineering teaching. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award, the General Dynamics Teaching Excellence Award, the Halliburton Education Foundation Award of Excellence, and the AIAA-ASEE Distinguished Aerospace Educator Award.

He is a licensed professional engineer, a member of many technical societies, and a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Society for Engineering Education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

Engineering and Mechanics. Looming Mechanics. Fundamental Concepts. Units.

2. Vectors.

Vector Operations and Definitions. Scalars and Vectors. Rules for Manipulating Vectors. Cartesian Components. Components in Two Dimensions. Components in Three Dimensions. Products of Vectors. Dot Products. Cross Products. Mixed Triple Products.

3. Forces.

Types of Forces. Equilibrium and Free-Body Diagrams. Two-Dimensional Force Systems. Three-Dimensional Force Systems.

4. Systems of Forces and Moments.

Two-Dimensional Description at the Moment. The Moment Vector. Moment of a Force about a Line. Couples. Equivalent Systems. Representing Systems by Equivalent Systems.

5. Objects In Equilibrium.

The Equilibrium Equations. Two-Dimensional Applications. Statically Indeterminate Objects. Three-Dimensional Applications. Two-Force and Three-Force Members.

6. Structures In Equilibrium.

Trusses. The Method of Joints. The Method of Sections. Space Trusses. Frames and Machines.

7. Centroids and Centers of Mass.

Centroids. Centroids of Areas. Centroids of Composite Areas. Distributed Loads. Centroids of Volumes and Lines. The Poppus-Guldinus Theorems. Centers of Mass. Definition of the Center of Mass. Centers of Mass of Composite Objects.

8. Moments of Inertia.

Areas. Definitions. Parallel-Axis Theorems. Rotated and Principal Axes. Masses. Simple Objects. Parallel-Axis Theorem.

9. Friction.

Theory of Dry Friction. Applications.

10. Internal Forces and Moments.

Beams. Axial Force, Shear Force, and Bending Moment. Shear Force and Bending Moment Diagrams. Relations Between Distributed Load, Shear Force, and Bending Moment. Cables. Loads Distributed Uniformly Along Straight Lines. Loads Distributed Uniformly Along Cables. Discrete Loads. Liquids and Gases. Pressure and the Center of Pressure. Pressure in a Stationary Liquid.

11. Virtual Work and Potential Energy.

Virtual Work. Potential Energy.

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Engineering Mechanics: Statics by Anthony M. Bedford
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