Engineering Mechanics 1

Statics

Authors: Gross, D., Hauger, W., Schröder, J., Wall, W.A., Rajapakse, N.

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About this Textbook

Statics is the first volume of a three-volume textbook on Engineering Mechanics. It was written with the intention of presenting to engineering students the basic concepts and principles of mechanics in as simple a form as the subject allows. A second objective of this book is to guide the students in their efforts to solve problems in mechanics in a systematic manner. The simple approach to the theory of mechanics allows for the different educational backgrounds of the students.

Another aim of this book is to provide engineering students as well as practising engineers with a basis to help them bridge the gaps between undergraduate studies, advanced courses on mechanics and practical engineering problems.

The book contains numerous examples and their solutions. Emphasis is placed upon student participation in solving the problems. The contents of the book correspond to the topics normally covered in courses on basic engineering mechanics at universities and colleges.

Volume 2 deals with Mechanics of Materials; Volume 3 contains Particle Dynamics and Rigid Body Dynamics.

About the authors

Dietmar Gross received his Engineering Diploma in Applied Mechanics and his Doctor of Engineering degree at the University of Rostock. He was Research Associate at the University of Stuttgart and since 1976 he is Professor of Mechanics at the University of Darmstadt. His research interests are mainly focused on modern solid mechanics on the macro and micro scale, including advanced materials, Werner Hauger studied Applied Mathematics and Mechanics at the University of Karlsruhe and received his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University in Evans-ton. He worked in industry for several years, was a Professor at the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg and went to the University of Darmstadt in 1978. His research interests are, among others, theory of stability, dynamic plasticity and biomechanics. Jörg Schröder studied Civil Engineering, received his doctoral degree at the University of Hannover and habilitated at the University of Stuttgart. He was Professor of Mechanics at the University of Darmstadt and went to the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2001. His fields of research are theoretical and computer-oriented continuum mechanics, modeling of functional materials as well as the further development of the finite element method. Wolfgang A. Wall studied Civil Engineering at Innsbruck University and received his doctoral degree from the University of Stuttgart. Since 2003 he is Professor of Mechanics at the TU München and Head of the Institute for Computational Mechanics. His research interests cover broad fields in computational mechanics, including both solid and fluid mechanics. His recent focus is on multiphysics and multiscale problems as well as computational biomechanics. Nimal Rajapakse studied Civil Engineering at the University of Sri Lanka and received Doctor of Engineer-ing from the Asian Institute of Technology in 1983. He was Professor of Mechanics and Department Head at the University of Manitoba and at the University of British Colum-bia. He is currently Dean of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. His research interests include mechanics of advanced materials and geomechanics.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book is the first of three volumes on engineering mechanics. It is intended for engineering students of universities and colleges, and contains basic concepts and principles of mechanics/statics in simple and convenient form. Numerous exercises (and their solutions) allow the students to reduce the gap between theoretical models of analytical mechanics and needs of engineering. The content of the volume is traditional.” (Vladimir Evgenievich Puzyrev, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1219, 2011)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gross, Dietmar (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Basic Concepts

    Gross, Dietmar (et al.)

    Pages 5-18

  • Forces with a Common Point of Application

    Gross, Dietmar (et al.)

    Pages 19-48

  • General Systems of Forces, Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

    Gross, Dietmar (et al.)

    Pages 49-86

  • Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, Centroids

    Gross, Dietmar (et al.)

    Pages 87-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering Mechanics 1
Book Subtitle
Statics
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-89937-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-89937-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 296
Number of Illustrations and Tables
252 b/w illustrations, 239 illustrations in colour
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