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Foundations and Applications of Engineering Mechanics

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  • Date Published: March 2015
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107499836

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  • 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.

    • Discusses fundamental principles in simple language and analyses various methods/alternatives for solving problems
    • Provides simple integration instead of double and triple integrals for finding moment of inertia
    • Presents the elastic spring model for finding deflection in elastic systems
    • Additional resources include lecture slides and a solutions manual for instructors
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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107499836
    • dimensions: 240 x 180 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    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
    Rules for using SI units
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Authors

    H. D. Ram, Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology
    H. D. Ram is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Uttar Pradesh. He has more than thirty years of teaching experience at undergraduate level, and has taught courses in engineering mechanics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, experimental stress analysis and mechanical vibrations. He served as head examiner for the engineering mechanics course on the central evaluation committee of Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, for fourteen years. His areas of interest are stress analysis, vibrations and dynamics and kinematics of machines.

    A. K. Chauhan, Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology
    A. K. Chauhan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Uttar Pradesh. He obtained his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He has contributed to peer-review journals and has taught courses on machine design, engineering mechanics and theory of machines at the undergraduate level. His areas of interest are tribology, material science and machine design.

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