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This  text  is a revised and extended  third  edition of the  highly  successful  text  initially published in 1977 intended to cover the material normally contained in degree and honours degree  courses in mechanics of materials and  in courses  leading  to  exemption  from  the academic requirements of the Engineering Council. 

It should also serve as a valuable refer- ence medium for industry and for post-graduate courses. Published in two volumes, the text should also prove  valuable for  students  studying mechanical  science, stress  analysis, solid mechanics or similar modules on Higher Certificate, Higher Diploma or equivalent courses in the UK or overseas and for appropriate NVQ* programmes.

 The study of mechanics of materials is the  study of the behaviour of solid bodies  under load. The way in which they react to applied forces, the deflections resulting and the stresses and  strains set up  within the bodies,  are all considered in an  attempt to  provide  sufficient knowledge to enable any component to be designed such that it will not fail within its service life.

 Typical components  considered in detail  in  the first volume, Mecharzics of  Materials 1, include beams, shafts, cylinders, struts, diaphragms and springs and, in most simple loading cases, theoretical expressions are derived to cover the mechanical behaviour of these components. 

Because of the reliance of such expressions or certain basic assumptions, the text also includes a chapter  devoted  to  the  important  experimental  stress  and  strain  measurement techniques in use today  with recommendations for further reading. Building upon the fundamentals established in Meclzanics of Materials 1, this book extends the scope of material  covered  into  more  complex  areas  such  as  unsymmetrical  bending, loading and deflection of struts, rings,  discs, cylinders  plates,  diaphragms  and thin walled sections.  

There  is a new treatment of the  Finite  Element  Method of analysis,  and  more advanced topics  such as  contact and residual  stresses, stress  concentrations,  fatigue, creep and fracture are also covered. 

Each chapter of both books contains a summary of essential formulae which are developed within the chapter and a large number of worked examples. The examples have been selected to provide progression in terms of complexity of problem and to illustrate the logical way in which the  solution to a difficult problem  can be  developed. 

Graphical solutions have been introduced where appropriate. In order to provide clarity of working in the worked examples there is inevitably more detailed explanation of individual steps than would be expected in the model answer to an examination problem. 

All chapters conclude with an extensive list of problems for solution by students together with answers. These have been collected from various sources and include questions from past  examination papers in imperial units  which have  been  converted to the  equivalent SI values. Each problem is graded according to its degree of difficulty as follows:.