Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity (5e) : 9780137079209

Advanced Mechanics of Materials and Applied Elasticity (5e)

Ugural Ansel C & Fenster Saul K
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Long the leading text for students and practitioners in advanced materials mechanics, this new edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the newest techniques, supporting more advanced study and professional design and analysis for the coming decade. More complete and current than ever, this edition systematically explores real-world stress analysis, and introduces state-of-the-art methods and applications used throughout aeronautical, civil, and mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics. Distinguished by exceptional visual interpretations of the solutions, it carefully balances thorough treatments of solid mechanics, elasticity, and computer-oriented numerical methods.
Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: Analysis of Stress   
  • Chapter 2: Strain and Material Properties  
  • Chapter 3:Problems in Elasticity   
  • Part A–Formulation and Methods of Solution 
  • Part B–Stress Concentrations
  • Chapter 4: Failure Criteria   
  • Chapter 5: Bending of Beams   
  • Part A–Exact Solutions
  • Part B–Approximate Solutions
  • Part C–Curved Beams 
  • Chapter 6: Torsion of Prismatic Bars    
  • Chapter 7: Numerical Methods        
  • Part A–Finite Difference Method  
  • Part B–Finite Element Method  
  • Chapter 8: Axisymmetrically Loaded Members         
  • Chapter 9:Beams on Elastic Foundations        
  • Chapter 10: Applications of Energy Methods        
  • Chapter 11: Stability of Columns        
  • Chapter 12: Plastic Behavior of Materials         
  • Chapter 13:Plates and Shells         
  • Part A–Bending of Thin Plates  
  • Part B–Membrane Stresses in Thin Shells  
  • Appendix A: Problem Formulation and Solution        
  • Appendix B: Solution of the Stress Cubic Equation        
  • Appendix C: Moments of Composite Areas           
  • Appendix D: Tables and Charts        
  • Answers to Selected Problems        
  • Index
New to this edition

This edition adds many new fully worked illustrative examples and extensive problem sets, many taken directly from practice.


Other major changes and improvements include:

  • A new first chapter reviewing key fundamentals
  • New coverage of the computer oriented Finite Element Method
  • Rewritten coverage of plastic behavior, the three-dimensional Mohr's circle, and energy methods
  • Expanded, more contemporary coverage of stress concentration factors and contact stress developments
  • New coverage of engineering design, materials, beams, compound cylinders, shrink fits, buckling, and shells
Features & benefits
  • Reflects state-of-the-art methods and applications from aeronautical, civil, and mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics
  • Offers exceptional visual interpretations of solutions
  • Adds new coverage of fundamentals, engineering design, materials, beams, compound cylinders, shrink fits, buckling, and more
  • Contains many new applied problems, examples, and charts
Author biography
Ansel C. Ugural, Ph.D., is a visiting professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has held various faculty and administrative positions at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and previously taught at the University of Wisconsin. Ugural has extensive industrial experience, is a member of several professional societies, and is author of Mechanics of Materials (Wiley, 2007), Stresses in Beams, Plates and Shells (CRC Press, 2009), and Mechanical Design: An Integrated Approach (McGraw-Hill, 2004).


Saul K. Fenster, Ph.D., was a professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he served as president for over twenty years. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education.